Category: politics

Make them filibuster!

This one is straight-up leftist politics. If that’s going to annoy you, then move along. There’s nothing else to see here. I am tired of reading in newspapers headlines such as this one in...

The economics of climate change

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times had a fantastic article by Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman on building a Green Economy. It’s the best writing on this issue I’ve read. Covering both...

Tea Party Jesus

Imagine if Jesus really held points of view that are, well, ridiculous. Look no further than “Tea Party Jesus“. This website does one thing really well, and it’s wickedly funny. Quotes from politicians, religious...

Why your salad costs more than a Big Mac

I grew up in Iowa, so I know most of the arguments in favor of agricultural subsidies. It’s time to rethink the whole system. Our current scheme is bad for the planet and bad...

Fun facts about Republicans

The level of discourse, if you can call it that, in our nation is increasingly shrill. I tend to think the right has been slightly less open in its approach to thorny issues, but...

The story of bottled water

One of the best ways you can spend 20 minutes is watching The Story of Stuff. It’s a movie, available for free on the Internets, that challenges the way we buy and use our...