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Springtime in Appalachia is always a time of sublime beauty, for the ancient mountains and forests come alive with flowers, bird songs, and the eternal sense of renewal. This year, though, is extra special, because... [read more]
The most amazing thing to me about Robert Holding, a milkman in Lancashire, England, is not that he was delivering little packets of marijuana to a few of his elderly customers along his milk route... [read more]
Should the government require us to carry a national ID card embedded with what amounts to a bar code containing everything from our Social Security numbers to our commercial transactions? Should the personal data on... [read more]
The classic Depression song, "Brother, can you spare a dime?," would now be more like "Brother, can you spare a sawbuck?" Whether 10 cents or 10 dollars, though, hard-hit folks all across our land are... [read more]
The report cards have come out, and I’m afraid we’re just not making the grade.
I'm talking about the “Infrastructure Report Card,” issued every four years by the American Society of... [read more]
Even on Capitol Hill, there’s sometimes an outbreak of what looks to be good government and common sense. One such eruption came on February 10th in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Time for another Gooberhead Award – presented periodically to those in the news who’ve got their mouths running 100 miles per hour… but forgot to put their brains in gear.
Today’s... [read more]
How ironic that the U.S. Senate confirmed Timothy Geithner to be our new treasury secretary only a week after President Obama, in his inaugural address, called on the American people to embrace a new era... [read more]
After the inauguration of the new president, Dick Cheney was grumpy. OK, he’s always grumpy, but this was grumpier than usual.
What irked Dick was that his buddy Bush had... [read more]