| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:06 PM
"DWTS" showed signs of diversification tonight with a fun performance by a guest krumper. That's standard fare for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?" (love that show!) but not what I'm used to on a ballroom show.
Another guest performer, Kelly Clarkson,...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 10:29 AM
If there was still any doubt that Social Security is the proverbial third rail of American politics — that is, potentially deadly to the touch — Gov. Rick Perry has provided the electrifying answer: You don't mess with the monthly checks,...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:06 AM
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I wanna say thank you to the person who found my license...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:30 AM
At a recent debate sponsored by the tea party, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated that the Obama administration's economic stimulus program resulted in zero jobs. Rep. Eric Cantor has also been quoted as saying essentially the same thing.
So I proceeded to...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Letter writer Iver Mindel calls Social Security a "Ponzi scheme" because the scam invented by Charles Ponzi, for whom the fraud is named, collapsed when he could no longer find enough new investors to pay of his previous victims ("Ponzi would be jealous...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:00 AM
And they raised a cheer for death.
It was a chilling moment, but also a clarifying one in that it validated the grimmest suspicions about at least some of those who support capital punishment. That support, after all, is often framed in terms of high...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 3:05 PM
I am only about 2,000 news cycles behind with this post. But I was working on another project since Monday and did not have time to write about the GOP candidates debate hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express.
I thought I would get over it, but I...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:30 AM
I have to take issue with Susan Reimer's recent column ("Are they running for president or pastor?" Sept. 19). One particular statement is such a stretch it reminds me of the blatantly biased columns in my college paper many years ago.
Ms. Reimer states:...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:52 PM
The Washington group Judicial Watch filed papers Thursday to intervene in the lawsuit over legislation to extend in-state tuition discounts to illegal immigrants.
The conservative group, which bills itself as a watchdog on immigration, can bring money...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:30 AM
I'd like to quote Texas Gov. Rick Perry to all those backward thinking demagogues in Maryland, both Democratic and Republican, who promulgated the referendum against the Maryland Dream Act:
"If you say that we should not educate children who have come...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 3:00 AM
In the latest Republican presidential debate in Michigan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry added to his woes by saying there were three federal cabinet departments he would cut if he were president, and then could name only two of them. "The third one, I can't...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 10:50 AM
What presidential candidates say or don't say in televised debates can be very revealing about them. In Rick Perry's unfortunate case the other night, his inability to remember the third of three federal departments he would eliminate has him on a...