You likely know that the Supreme Court — by choosing not to hear several appeals last week — added 11 more states to the marriage equality roster (bringing the number to 30).
Brent Childers has run North Carolina-based Faith In America since 2007. “For much of his adult life as an evangelical Christian,” reads his bio, “he aligned himself with the anti-gay religious [...]
MITT PROMISED TO GET IT DOWN TO 6% IN FOUR YEARS
Here: “I can’t possibly predict precisely what the unemployment rate would be at the end of one year. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we put in place, we get the unemployment rate [...]
IN A NUTSHELL
Domestically we all know what to do — but Congressional Republicans won’t let us do it.
Overseas, with ISIL, no one knows what to do — and many Republicans demand we do it.
(Right? Domestically, we should shift the economy into high gear: by revitalizing our infrastructure . . . by raising the minimum wage [...]
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per [...]
An appendix in the only investment guide you’ll ever need (ever) explains how buying wine by the case — if that gets you a 10% discount and you drink one bottle a week — works out to an internal rate of return on your investment of 177%. (Your investment is the extra cash required to buy a whole case.) If this [...]
Know any smokers?
Turns out — and this came as a surprise to a guy who wrote a little book about how addictive nicotine is — it’s easy to quit. Click here to buy a copy of Allen Carr’s Easy Way To Stop Smoking. And be sure to read the customer reviews — [...]
LBJ’s Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France when De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.
Rusk responded, “Does that include those who are buried [...]
Mitch McConnell says — in prepared remarks, not a slip of the tongue — that “by any measure, Barack Obama has been a disaster for our country.” So here’s another measure: jobs. George W. Bush handed Barack Obama an economy hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs a month. Barack Obama pulled us back from the brink of [...]
Yes, there was a column yesterday, I was just a dozen hours late posting it. It was much better than today’s column, so if you’re short on time, read that one.
FREE-QUENT FLIER MILES
There is a general point here even if you have no American Express platinum card (and why would you? it costs [...]
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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.~mathematician Blaise Pascal, 1670
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