Below the Fold

DOWNLOAD Does anybody remember the news Friday? Is the reason that it is so quickly forgotten simply a fairytale wedding or a tweet from the President? Or are there other reasons why the thing that made so many self-proclaimed "Activists" so... well, active, has already disappeared below the fold? Our modern social interactions might be... Continue Reading →

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Why Care?

DOWNLOAD school shooting in Texas this morning has passions once again inflamed. It is far, far to early to draw any conclusions. As of this moment we have virtually no information whatsoever from which to conclude anything. But the one thing that we do know is that Social Media and traditional media will be full... Continue Reading →

Federalism Is Good For Liberals Too

Download Link It's Constitution Thursday, and we take a look at Federalism and its evolution in The United States under the Constitution. What seemed at first to be a pretty clear distinction between state and Federal powers, has slowly morphed into a whole lot more Federal and less State. And the journey to get there... Continue Reading →

Influence For Money

Somebody explain to me why a Russian buying $150k worth of ads on Facebook is bad, but an ex-Congressman who spent $84,000 tax dollars to settle his own sexual misconduct charge getting hired by a Texas Port Authority (salary $160,000.10/year) to take "part in an organized attempt to influence legislators" is just fine and dandy?... Continue Reading →

Meme Madness

There is some good news today - the "experts" have decided that they now know what happened to MH-370 which disappeared in 2014. They still don't know where it is, but they announced they know what happened. If you need to post memes that make up stuff about political figures that isn't true to show... Continue Reading →

TWIUSP – 05-12-2018

  J is discussing the case heard at the Supreme Court of the United States heard in February. The case Janus v State, County, Municipal Employees is about how non-union employees have to pay non-member union dues to the union. The union argues that it needs these funds. Specifically, J looks at how this can... Continue Reading →

The Wonderful Thing About Not Working

We are watching Seattle literally eat itself over the Amazon tax. The wonderful thing about spending a weekend not working is that one has time to think about things. Which, technically, is working after all because I make my bones by forming opinions about things about which I have spent time thinking. So I guess... Continue Reading →

Should Democracy Be Fixed?

There is a strong tendency to accept that "democracy," however defined, is "broken. It then follows that things that are broken, need to be fixed, so let's throw out some proposals to "fix" Democracy. Before we head off in the direction of fixing it shouldn't we ask the question as to how to know if... Continue Reading →

Killer DNA

Overnight, Israel responded to another rocket attack by pounding sites associated with the Iranian Republican Guard in Syria. As the sun rose, things seemed to calm down a bit. But will that be the end of the matter? Probably not... And we take a look at the recent arrest of a man in California, accused... Continue Reading →

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