A Starbucks customer has accused a worker there of putting Satanic symbols on top of her coffee.
I’m not saying that I support the drawing of religious symbols such as a 5-pointed star or three sixes, in the foam on top of a sugary coffee-based confection.
I am struggling to understand the reaction to [...]
A campaign, whether it’s run by a major party candidate or by a candidate from a smaller party, has the opportunity and responsibility to speak to the issues that matter to voters. Luis Rodriguez is failing in that duty. [...]
I got this postcard in the mail today from my member of Congress, Tom Reed. Well, when I say that “I” got the postcard, I’m not being completely accurate. My wife got the postcard, and I didn’t.
Standard practice for U.S. Representative Reed is to send two copies of every postcard to our [...]
Cindy Sheehan is best known for her work organizing the anti-war movement of the Aughts. The anti-war movement splintered after Barack Obama was elected President, but Sheehan never stopped advocating peace and progress.
This year, Cindy Sheehan is running for Governor of California as a candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party.
The Sheehan for [...]
In South Carolina a few days ago, Jill Bossi announced that she is running for Congress this year, not with the Republican Party or with the Democratic Party, but as a member of the American Party.
The American Party? Hey, I’m an American. Does that mean I’m a member of the American Party?
President Barack Obama made news this week that he would propose a plan to decrease a small fraction of spying against the American people by the National Security Agency. The Obama plan would switch authority for seizing information about Americans’ private communications by telephone, but wouldn’t address the problem of warrantless wiretapping that gathers audio [...]
In the Ukraine, pro-Russian fighters have taken over a Ukranian naval base on the Crimean peninsula. Russian soldiers have entered the peninsula, as the Russian government formally claimed the territory as its own.
In the United States, members of the U.S. Congress have given angry speeches in the past about Russia’s intentions to take the [...]
Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised he would be the most transparent President ever.
In 2013, the Obama Administration went opaque:
- Set a new record for delays of requests from journalists for documents – Set a new record for refusals to share information with the American public – Set a new record for the [...]
Today in Phoenix, Arizona, I ran across a statue by Pat Mathiesen, claiming to represent the “Spirit of the Desert Bighorn”. A plaque on the statue explained how bighorn sheep that used to live in the desert where the city has grown required a very particular habitat…
… like a habitat without valet parking…