Category Archive: Politics

the politics of hatred

What to say about the shootings in Tuscon that you haven’t already heard or felt? As of the time of this posting, Sarah Palin’s Facebook page still shows her infamous crosshairs map, if… Continue reading

Geert’s gone Wilders

Geert Wilders, self-described “freedom fighter” and hypothetical Palin-Gingrich lovechild of the Netherlands, has just declared war on Dutch art and culture, zapping the country’s cultural and performing arts with some hefty cuts that… Continue reading

Confuse-us Peace Prize

China, the land of knock-offs and largest foreign owner of U.S. debt, rolled out its answer to the Nobel Peace Prize, the Confucius Peace Prize, in a ceremony yesterday. Some guy in Taiwan… Continue reading

DADT drama

The U.S. Senate must repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), one of the most bizarre and contradictory laws in our nation’s history. Gay rights is the civil rights issue of our time. Years… Continue reading

Warren Buffett and the Pope

Did you catch all the crazy news swirling around this weekend? I very rarely watch TV.  I go to the gym even less.  Yet there I was this past Sunday, in the gym,… Continue reading

Tea party darlings: talking trash in AZ

Palin, Rubio, O’Donnell. The latest? Noem. If I hear the term “tea party darling” one more time, I will scream. Where are the Democratic and Republican darlings? Or the Independent darlings? Where’s the… Continue reading

crumbling Italy

In Pompeii the sky is falling–the house of the gladiators fell down on Saturday.  Located near the base of Mt. Vesuvio, the area surrounding the ancient city is called Campania–the home of Sofia… Continue reading