A tragedy amidst a triumph

As a runner–or at least, as a person who runs, who socializes with runners–The Boston Marathon is a legendary event; for many, it represents a lifetime achievement. Merely qualifying requires an extraordinary level of physical stamina. The qualifying times for … Continue reading

Favorite How Reagan destroyed America

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’”   –Ronald Reagan “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘Republicans in control of all three branches of government.’” … Continue reading

Favorite The Republican “entitlement” scam, still going strong

I’m well past the point of thoroughly fed up with the running attempt by Republicans to paint government programs as “free” or “entitlements”.  They are no such thing.  Government programs are simply an allocation of public money towards the common … Continue reading

Donald Trump: Statesman of the Year!

It seems that the Sarasota, Florida chapter of the Republican Party has named Donald Trump the “Statesman of the Year” for 2012.  It’s shit like this that makes it impossible for me to take the modern Republican Party seriously.  Clearly, … Continue reading

Favorite Jerry Sandusky death watch begins. A rapt nation watches with bated breath

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach, was found guilty tonight on 45 of 48 counts of molesting young boys in his care.  He will remain in jail until his sentencing in September, while his attorneys prepare a futile … Continue reading

Favorite The myth of the “Muslim Terror threat”

Fox News co-host Eric Bolling recently defended the NYPD’s spying program by claiming that “every terrorist on American soil has been a Muslim” a preposterous claim that needs to be forcefully addressed, since it is so patently false as to … Continue reading

In defense of reasonable partitions.

An Oklahoma woman was recently denied medical treatment after suffering a rape, because the attending physician had religious beliefs that apparently precluded her from doing her job properly.  Specifically, the doctor refused to provide emergency contraception because her imaginary friend … Continue reading