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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 02:00 pm
Poor Mitt Romney. He keeps trying to prop up his bad policy proposals with gimmicky political props that flop. He recently unveiled his energy policy, for example, in Hobbs, N.M., rather than in Exxon...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 11:47 pm
While it’s hard to fathom right-wing nuttiness, it’s sure not hard to find these days. We saw it bloom spectacularly recently, popping right out of the head of Todd Akin, the GOP’s S...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 05:24 pm
Hope you had a Happy Labor Day! And what better time than the annual celebration of America’s working stiffs to draw attention to our national economic recovery? As those attached to the Dow Jon...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 10:56 am
Let’s talk budget! Yes, the wonky wonderland of the federal budget, with page after page of numbers – what fun, eh? No. Most people would prefer a root canal to a budget discussion (indeed...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 07:08 am
Question: If you mix a cocktail of “black liquor,” biofuels, diesel and a generous splash of tax subsidies – then have it shaken vigorously by a U.S. senator and served in a golden g...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 04:13 pm
If you thought right-wing politicos couldn’t get any goofier, take a peek at Texas on “Cruz Control.”Ted Cruz is America’s latest tea party darling, having just pulled off a po...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 03:57 am
Ah, it’s August – time for another quadrennial flowering of America’s glorious democratic process, otherwise known as the presidential nominating conventions! This grand testimonial ...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 07:31 pm
Some people are too smart for your own good. Food geneticists, for example. These technicians have the smarts to tinker with the inner workings of Momma Nature’s own good foods – but not t...

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