Watching critics taunting Democrats for their zealous denial of association with President Obama generates specially-queasy feelings akin to what one gets from the horror flicks so popular this time of year, recognizing that one case is fantasy and the other all too real. Among them, Kentucky senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan […]
For the last four or five years, we have been bombarded with a stream of stories about the “shale revolution.” Horizontal...
While much of the world is focusing this week on Muslim extremism, we can’t forget homegrown Christian fanaticism....
John Oliver’s new HBO show, Last Week Tonight, is quickly making a name for itself by offering a candid, intelligent...
On the major network national news, the talking heads were sharing with glee the recent precipitous drop in the price of gas at the pump as a boon for consumers. They would have us believe this is really good news. However, in reality, it is anything but. While there is […]Read more ›
The 2014 elections are November 4 – and the stakes are high. Control of the United States Senate hangs in the balance. The latest projections show that the Republicans have pretty decent odds of taking over this chamber. The New York Times’ political column, The Upshot, predicted that if elections […]Read more ›
With all the grizzly headlines about war and pestilence dominating the news these days, it is a genuine refreshment to see a film that presents such a bright and hopeful true story about the ability of humans under siege to come together to further a common cause of justice and […]Read more ›
The Catholic Church took a tiny step forward this week, with a panel of bishops offering an interim report that carefully rationed a few tepid words of encouragement for gay people. Some LGBT activists, media, and scholars immediately hyperventilated, falsely billing the small tremor as “an earthquake.” Others jumped the […]Read more ›
The second independent report on the performance of Andrea Rossi’s low energy nuclear reactor was just released.Read more ›
I’m sorry, but to the extent Joe Biden actually meant to blame indigenous middle eastern cultures for ISIS, he’s just flat wrong. As I’ve been providing the markers for, in this series, there is only one progenitor for this terrorist cult, and it is The West. It is these savage […]Read more ›