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The 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award

December 30, 2010

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Welcome to the 2010 Climate B.S. of the Year Award. 2010 saw widespread and growing evidence of rapidly warming global climate and strengthening scientific understanding of how humans are contributing to climate change. Yet on the policy front, little happened to stem the growing emissions of greenhouse gases or to help societies prepare for increasingly […]

Give Marine commandant General James Amos a chance

December 21, 2010

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The Marines are arguably the most conservative branch of the US armed forces. This is borne out in the results of a survey of 400,000 Service members where 21% of all Service members felt negatively about repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), compared to 32% of Marines who felt negatively. It is also borne […]

Who's serious about reducing the deficit?

December 15, 2010

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Cut Medicare payments and tweak Social Security. Cut defense spending by directly reducing spending and getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Raise income, corporate, and payroll taxes. These issues essentially define what it means to be serious about eliminating the federal deficit, because all of them need to happen before the deficit can truly be […]

How to tell who’s serious about reducing the federal deficit

December 14, 2010

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The federal deficit is a major topic of conversation these days, both in the media and around the nation’s water coolers and copiers. In fact, many freshmen Republican Representatives and Senators believe that they have been sent to Congress specifically to shrink the deficit and the related national debt. But it’s become clear to me […]

A bad joke for today

December 6, 2010

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Everyone needs a little levity, and life recently has made me need some levity bad. So here’s a couple of jokes for your “enjoyment.” Laugh or groan, it’s all the same to me. First, the bad joke: What’s the oldest dirty joke in the world?