Archive for June 24th, 2008
Does money buy elections? After reading this 2008 paper by “Just $6,” you’ll have no doubt. What is Just $6 about? Congress would only have to spend $6 per citizen per year to publicly fund each and every election for the House, the Senate and the White House. When you consider that “pork barrel” projects [...]
How can your average item of food travel 1,500 miles to your plate? Cheap oil, that’s how. But be careful how you count the carbon generated by the delivery of your food. The amount of “oil in our food” suggests that we will be eating a lot more local food, rather sooner than later.
It’s incredible that to be a candidate for President of the United States, you need to know more than how to run a country. You need to know the Bible. Oh, and this is only true if you’re a Democrat (I would love to see a shrewd reporter hit John McCain with an impromptu pop [...]
I was surprised yesterday to find a post by Jerry Pournelle (well known SF author and technology columnist) on MensNewsDaily (a starkly conservative news magazine site with pretensions of middle-of-the-roadism). His column, Intelligent Design: Answers and Questions, is openly favorable to the premise that Intelligent Design and Global Warming denial should be taught in science [...]