Since his re-election, Barack Obama hasn’t done a single thing to “respond to the threat of climate change”.
This list of 365 ways to exasperate a liberal is in some ways a response to a book released this year by James Delingpole, 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy. As I review Delingpole’s list, I can’t help but be astonished at his audacity
New 2009 Census Data: Income Down for the Poor, Down for the Middle Class, Up for the Rich in the USA
(All dollar figures below in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation) New figures on Americans’ household income in 2009 released by the U.S. Census Bureau today divide the U.S. population into quintiles, fifths of the population ordered by their income. Data show that the four lowest
When the Patriot Act was passed in 2001, the bar above which financial institutions are required to send the U.S. Government “suspicious activity reports” regarding Americans’ financial transactions was dramatically lowered. The Patriot Act also placed new emphasis on the use of financial surveillance to
Since the the November 2009 vote in Maine to abolish marriage equality by passing Ballot Question 1, I’ve been looking at the vote in greater detail, tallying up and mapping results for the towns of Maine from county to county. In most counties there has
The Senate’s act yesterday to reauthorize warrantless surveillance of Americans under the Patriot Act, without reform and without debate and without even a recorded vote, was enabled by another act nearly a year ago. On the day after April Fool’s Day, 2009, all 99 U.S.
Unity08, the corporation set up with the intention of getting its own presidential ticket elected with unlimited big-money donations, insists that it is not dead. It’s arguing in federal court that, with a planned name change to Unity12 (sorry, the name’s taken) and big contributions
Are you and your same-sex partner planning a trip to Washington County, the most Northeastern of the coastal counties in the state of Maine? Looking for the first sunrise in Eastport or a quasi-Canadian experience in Calais? Consider what kind of reaction you’ll get: as
This fall, the Congressional Prayer Caucus has brought H.R. 3477 to the floor of the House of Representatives. It’s called the CHURCH Act of 2009, and if that isn’t enough to tip you off, consider the acronym when the word CHURCH in the title is
Gay and lesbian couples planning a visit to Maine in the near future have a different set of considerations than the rest of us. In addition to researching events, outdoors activities, scenic vistas and affordability, same-sex couples are well-advised to consider whether the way they
Weather dispatch from above the 44th Parallel: Heading out on Sunday to the annual ski swap to buy my kids some dirt-cheap used ice skates, I took a look up Ragged Mountain: The hill is groomed and they’ve got the snow makers at the ready