At least one of two people need to read this from the LA Times (thanks, Rich!): How I got my 89-year-old dad to crush it in the gym.
Namely, you, if you’re not exercising regularly (walk to work! climb the stairs!); and/or some senior you know.
Excuse today’s short column: I’m going out for a […]
There’s much to admire about AOC’s energy, much to share in her goals for a better world. But boy did she ever screw up by costing New York its Amazon headquarters — and by giving Republicans yet another way to mischaracterize the Democratic Party in the next election. A big unforced error. Could we have […]
. . . maybe they should be assigned to private prisons. Out of simple fairness. They believe in privatization. They’ve gone a long way to privatize our prison system.
In the meantime, Republican legislators might read Shane Bauer’s American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment.
Her point — colorfully made — is that $5.7 billion could be better spent than on a wall.
I’ve already posted a forensic engineer’s assessment of the wall. (“Ridiculous.”)
Here’s a tool to build your […]
Christ was one of the two greatest Jews who ever lived.* Though an atheist, I try to live by his teachings (which I’m pretty sure — in their judge-not-lest-ye-be-judged concern for the least among us — are embodied in the Democratic Party platform).
I offer these thoughts because I just now stumbled across Kieryn Darkwater’s first-person account […]
Snopes has verified it:
An image purportedly showing a screenshot from a Russian state TV news program featuring eight Republican U.S. senators . . . made its way online in January 2019, along with the claim that the pictured American lawmakers were being “honored” or “thanked” for lifting sanctions against three companies controlled […]
Step one: Fairfax resigns as Lieutenant Governor — tomorrow. Step two: Northam appoints Jennifer McClellan to take his place — pending the special election that would follow in November. Step three — Northam resigns and leads her November election campaign. Which she wins.
Not to say this isn’t a tragedy.
If we can’t welcome the racially […]
Just delete two sections of the tax code and you’re done.
As colorfully argued on Seeking Alpha by “Investment Pancake,” a retired American lawyer living in Lisbon:
Wealth taxes don’t work. The tax code currently exempts the really big amounts of income entirely from tax. Instead of adding more junk into the tax law, why […]
. . . if you’re earning just a hundredth of a percent in the bank, as esteemed reader Gray Chang notes many of us are:
“Maybe you saw this last week in the New Hampshire Union Leader: Big banks are still paying American savers almost nothing, even as interest rates hit 2.5 percent. Chase […]
Have you seen Amy Patrick’s viral Facebook post? “Let’s have border security, by all means,” she says, “but let’s be smart about it. [The wall] is not smart. It’s not effective. It’s NOT cheap. The returns will be diminishing as technology advances. This is a ridiculous idea that will never be successfully executed and, […]
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