This weekend’s big story has been the escalating conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. (What’s up with the muted reaction to the Optic Nerve story?)
It’s a complex situation, but I find that I just can’t move beyond the dread that the United States and Russia could be moving toward a new Cold War.
Today, CNN reported on an American medal victory in the Sochi Olympics with the headline: “Sochi 2014: US duo Davis and White skate to historic gold”
Historic gold? What history was made?
Charlie White and Meryl Davis were the first Americans to ever win a gold medal in the ice dancing competition.
Elements of the Tea Party seem to be taking aim at Speaker of the House John Boehner. They’re using their independent expenditure mystery money to purchase advertisements criticizing Boehner for moving away from the far-right fringe.
What’s the best liberal response to this?
Ignore it and let the elephants gore each other as much as [...]
It was so cold this morning that my thumb froze, instantly stuck onto the plastic handle of my snow shovel. I know, I should have worn gloves.
How cold is it where you are?
Go ahead, answer the question. What would it take?
I prefer education that works with my liver.
What organ do you think children should be learning with?
Are they making fireproof children and pets these days?
Is this a guard against falling or an invitation to jump?
Last night, the Secular Coalition for America sent us the following statistics as part of its call for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for the hiring of nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. military:
Religious Preference of Servicemembers and Chaplains Religious Preference % of all Servicemembers % of all Chaplains None [...]