Debate Week, Romney’s Chances “Slim”

By |September 30th, 2012|

Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romney's path to victory is narrowing. To overtake Obama, Romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and Obama are competing [...]

Libya “Success” Turns Politically Sour After Benghazi Terrorist Attack

By |September 30th, 2012|

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, in the Oval Office, Sept. 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) ONE YEAR AGO President Obama was still receiving "bravos" for his Libya strategy. Today that strategy is becoming a political tool to wield in an [...]

Queer Talk: In the Court, On the Ballot, From Homeland Security, and In Texas

By |September 29th, 2012|

The evolving process continues, related to LGBT equality in general. In the Courts Keen News has an excellent summary, with this introduction: Perhaps the most historic U.S. Supreme Court session ever for the LGBT community gets underway officially October 1, with a record nine gay-related cases seeking review, all involving same-sex marriage. Two of the [...]

It’s All About the Script

By |September 28th, 2012|

NOBODY COULD sell schlock better than Ronald Reagan. Everyone thought Mitt Romney, who looks the part of president, would be able to sell his schtick, too. It's not as easy as it looks. You gotta believe. If you're job is anything like mine, it's been a long crazy week. Enjoy the weekend.

From the Weaponized ‘Reaper’ to Nanobot Swarms, the Drones Are in Our Skies (VIDEOS)

By |September 28th, 2012|

Drones. They come in all sizes. Some big ones used by the military in, for example, Pakistan. Down to little ones, tiny ones, which can fly in swarms, in perfect formation. Just consider the possibilities. The photo above, via its manufacturer, General Atomics, is the "weaponized" version of this particular drone, known by the military [...]

The Atlantic Does Another Gender Dive and Hits Rock Bottom

By |September 28th, 2012|

CONCLUSION: Republican congresswomen have more feminine faces than Democrats, a phenomenon that observers are able to recognize. [The Atlantic] THE MEDIA outlet that brought you Ann Marie-Slaughter's weirdly retro "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is once again mining sexual stereotypes. For whatever reason, The Atlantic just can't get enough of their 1950s gender [...]

Somebody Explain to Obama and Romney What Middle Class Means

By |September 28th, 2012|

PBS DOES the grunt work in "What is the American Middle Class?" As you'll see from their report, one of the reasons there is little to be excited about right now is that both Obama and Romney are talking about a middle class they're not even defining correctly. There is no strict definition of the [...]

Obama and Medicare, the Coming Unraveling

By |September 28th, 2012|

President Barack Obama looks at a magazine on the credenza in the Outer Oval Office before departing the White House for a trip, Sept 27, 2012. Vice President Joe Biden talks with an advisor in the foreground. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) HIDING BEHIND Paul Ryan's Medicare voucherism has made President [...]

Bo Xilai Expelled from Communist Party

By |September 28th, 2012|

HIS WIFE just received a suspended death sentence for the murder of Neil Haywood, so what does anyone expect? Bo Xilai was a threat to powers who wanted him out and he handed his enemies the dagger to do him in. Having followed this international murder mystery and corruption drama play out across the international [...]

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Jim Webb on Mitt Romney: Draft Dodging Ingrate

By |September 28th, 2012|

IT'S THE talk of Virginia, with outgoing Senator Jim Webb someone who can go there like no one else, because he's got the record and the life to back it up. From Webb's remarks: Governor Romney and I are about the same age. Like millions of others in our generation, we came to adulthood facing [...]