By Will Offensicht | Jan 7, 2008 | 8
One of the supreme ironies of our time is that a religiously-motivated US president went to war in the name of God to set up a non-religious state in Iraq to protect Americans against a highly religious movement known as Al Qaeda.
By Kermit Frosch | Jan 7, 2008 | 0
The planet Mars is getting warmer too. As far as we can tell from SEC filings, neither Exxon nor Halliburton have significant operations on that planet; nor does it fall under the authority of the Bush administration.
By Kermit Frosch | Jan 4, 2008 | 5
Over time, it's been both much colder and a good bit warmer, than it is today. It's been reported that the hottest years of the past century was 2006 until NASA found their math was wrong: it was actually 1934.
By Petrarch | Jan 3, 2008 | 8
The conservatives have rightly complained about the fiasco that was the CNN/YouTube debate, to say nothing of Chris Matthews' execrable moderating. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and it doesn't fit any better on that side.
By Kermit Frosch | Jan 2, 2008 | 19
The 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's classic "Silent Spring" marks the beginning of a sea change: the mass attack on technology and progress as a whole, for environmental reasons.
By Hobbes | Jan 1, 2008 | 3
Here, we propose some resolutions for the major candidates to consider.
By Demosthenes | Dec 31, 2007 | 7
The recent, less-than-informed coverage of the death of Benazir Bhutto reminds us of Neville Chamberlain's infamous comment about Czechsolovakia as " a faraway country about which we know nothing."
By Will Offensicht | Dec 29, 2007 | 9
Of course Mr. Musharraf doesn't want to share power. Who does? Does The Times want to share power and influence with the LA Times or with the Washington Post? Of course not.
By Will Offensicht | Dec 27, 2007 | 17
How come all the environmentalists keep proposing things people don't want to do? Real solutions nedn't require deprivation.
By Will Offensicht | Dec 25, 2007 | 3
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, stirred up a storm when he spoke of the Nativity as a "myth." The Pope didn't have that problem. Perhaps the Pope has a stronger brand identity than does the Church of England?