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  1. Dancing with the… Krokus?  • 
    Seeing a cheesed-out version of Krokus' "Ballroom Blitz" on "Dancing with the Stars" has reminded me that pop culture dies, and it's a depressing spectacle to watch for those who stick around to see it.
  2. The Ever-Expanding Brand  • 
    Daniel Gross wrote a fascinating piece in the L.A. Times this weekend about companies, like Starbucks, that expand too quickly and sacrifice their brand magic.
  3. Global Warming Skepticism  • 
    I've been mulling the idea of writing a piece about my skepticism over global warming, but now it looks like I don't really have to; my friend and fellow Pyr SF novelist Joel Shepherd has written it for me.
  4. The Separation of State and Military  • 
    Darryl Sharratt is the father of Justin Sharratt. Who is Justin Sharratt? Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt is one of the Marines accused of murdering civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Darryl Sharratt recently shared his feelings on the case in an interview with the right-wing website NewsMax. In that interview, I found this revealing quote: We have […]
  5. …And Justice for Some  • 
    People have jumped all over the inconsistencies of the Duke lacrosse team rape accuser and concluded that her story is wildly improbable. But is it, really?
  6. The Real Iraq War Acid Test  • 
    As the death toll for the Iraq War continues to climb and President Bush decides to ramp up the U.S. commitment there instead of ramping it down, public support for the war has taken a nosedive in the past year. The latest USA Today/Gallup poll gives Bush a 72% disapproval rating on his handling of […]
  7. Was Abraham Lincoln Such a Great President?  • 
    Historians routinely rank Abraham Lincoln as one of our greatest presidents, even though he took many more gross liberties with the Constitution than George W. Bush. Rush Limbaugh's conclusion: Bush is a great president too. My conclusion: maybe Abraham Lincoln wasn't such a great president either.
  8. Five Things Neither Democrats or Republicans Are Talking About, But Damn It, They Should  • 
    Today’s the day we finally get to discover whether the Democrats’ surge allows them to break the Republican lock on government that’s been a fact of life for most of the Bush presidency. While some are calling this a potential sea change, there are a few commentators out there that are stating the truth: this […]
  9. Five Things Republicans Need to Shut Up About if They Intend to Run the Country Again at Some Point  • 
    It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Republicans are going to lose at least one house of Congress in next week’s mid-term elections. Or at least, it would be a foregone conclusion if they were running against anybody but the Democrats. (See my recent blog entry Five Things Democrats Need to Shut Up About […]
  10. Five Things Democrats Need to Shut Up About if They Intend to Run the Country Again  • 
    The Democrats will probably wrest control of one or both houses of Congress from the Republicans in a few weeks. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a good thing. But it’s a good thing largely because the Republicans have been doing a bad job governing and they deserve the boot — not because the Democrats […]

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