By Demosthenes | Jan 21, 2008 | 20
In many ways, Martin Luther King was a good man - certainly a highly intelligent man. Well read, well spoken, influential well beyond his life. But equal to all the Presidents of the nation?
By Will Offensicht | Jan 18, 2008 | 20
We don't disparage the motives of politicians, they have the same motives we do. We don't distrust the motives of bureaucrats, we trust them all too well.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 17, 2008 | 0
We gripe about bias in the mainstream media because freedom of the press is only meaningful if you happen to own a press, but enough people have presses to keep politicians on their toes.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 16, 2008 | 19
Why can't we Americans buy cheap cars? The cheapest car in the US costs about $20,000, about 8 times the cost of Tata's offering.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 15, 2008 | 9
Bush-bashers hate to admit it, but a smaller percentage of active-duty military personnel died during both Bush administrations than during the Reagan and Carter administrations.
By Kermit Frosch | Jan 14, 2008 | 12
Scientists want research grants, more published papers, and to be listened to by the general public. Bureaucrats want a bigger department and more clout. Politicians want a crisis - any crisis - so they can ride to power with a "solution".
By Will Offensicht | Jan 12, 2008 | 8
Principals have be to able to fire teachers, or you can't run an effective school.
By Will Offensicht | Jan 11, 2008 | 5
Some idealists suggest that election campaigns be paid for by the Treasury -- taxpayers would pay for campaigns intended to elect people we don't like. In fact, we DO have public campaign funding but nobody wants to admit it.
By Kermit Frosch | Jan 11, 2008 | 3
Sure, global warming seems unlikely; but if it's true, it's so awful, shouldn't we take action just in case?
By Will Offensicht | Jan 10, 2008 | 11
A president is supposed to be emotionally stable, not a weeping willow.