It started with a post at Gawker slamming my pal Mo Rocca for hosting a panel for Conde Nast sponsored by Monsanto (“Here’s How Conde Nast and Mo Rocca Are Making Propaganda for Monsanto”). Well, it turned out Mo was not, in fact, hosting the panel — Gawker would note that the next [...]
Yesterday (after paying suitable respect to Abe, Teddy, Ike — and even tricky Dick) I offered my favorite rejection of all time and a recent success. Today, the converse: my favorite success of all time and a recent rejection.
I got an e-mail from one of you in 2006 asking if I [...]
Long-time readers know that if today’s Republican leaders were like Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, or Dwight Eisenhower — or even Richard Nixon, sans the demons and the conspiracy to subvert an election — I might still vote “Democrat” most of the time, but I sure wouldn’t have spent the last 15 years of my life [...]
Did you see Mitch McConnell’s speech over the weekend? He’s in a tight race to hold onto his Senate seat. “By any standard,” he said, “Barack Obama has been a disaster for our country.”
Here are some standards:
STOCKS: The Dow has doubled on Barack Obama’s watch — a disaster for our country.
Click here to see the demographic future of America – age, ethnicity, and more. (Thanks, Mel! Thanks, Pew!) Lots of food for thought.
And may I just say, apropos of nothing, that I got SEMIARIDITY in Words With Friends yesterday? It was a good weekend. Yours too, I hope.
This is so interesting — someone who actually really knows about Obamacare. A doctor, even! Who’s read all 906 pages, even! Who helped write it, even! And yet doesn’t hate America.
I commend to you his Commonwealth Club speech. It’s a fascinating inside look that I think will leave you feeling pretty good about [...]
“Oh, look! An oriole!” That’s about as exotic as it gets in the beautiful place from which I’m working this month — and I love it.
But treat yourself to these five minutes and you will be transported to Papua, New Guinea, through an enormous telephoto lens. Ten years of work [...]
Bob: “Don’t you see how that ‘cartoon‘ feeds into the anti-Israel, uber-liberal crowd that wants to equate throat slashing, decapitating thugs with a non-aggressive, peaceful country?”
☞ Bob is right. Not all Mideast violence is equivalent (to say the least). To me, the point of the cartoon is simply to emphasize the insanity and inhumanity that [...]
DO YOU KNOW ANY RICH PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS?
I need one to help finance a documentary film that a gay Muslim friend is making . . . because of things like this: a Saudi man sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes for being gay.
This Washington Post editorial makes sense to me.
Friday, I offered feet:
Are you coming to New York September 21 for the People’s Climate March? There’s a train coming from San Francisco, picking up activists along the way . . . and others are coming on foot from Los Angeles. My plan is to walk or call an Uber — but I’ll be [...]
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Everything that can be invented has been invented.~Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.
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