The speech that could have saved America

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Thirty years ago tonight, then-President Jimmy Carter gave a major speech - ostensibly on energy policy but really about a crisis of the... Read more

UPDATED: Breaking news: Franken tells joke!

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I've said many times that the best blog posts are the ones you don't write. Ironically, had the Vince Fumo outrage not occurred last night... Read more

"...except for that time that he stole $2 million."

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"He never deviates from what he considers to be his principled rationale." -- the former top judge in the state of Pennsylvania... Read more

This is what "empathy" really looks like in America

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Vince Fumo knew all the right people -- and they were there for him when he needed them. Born 66 years ago into a successful South Philly... Read more


Comment icon 0 Comments the light sentence given corrupt Philly machine pol Vince Fumo. Wanted that out there as I write a longer post on the subject. Read more

"You know nothing of my work!"

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This scene from one of Woody Allen's "early, funny ones" -- "Annie Hall" -- is one of my all-time favorites, so I can't... Read more

Wait, was I supposed to be Dan Aykroyd or Jane Curtain?

Comment icon 0 Comments launches it's own version of "Point-Counterpoint." The topic is Sonia Sotomayor and the guinea pigs for the first one... Read more

This Army Reserve major can't handle the truth

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Oh, good grief! U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn’t have to go. His reason? Barack... Read more