A birthday party for a miracle.
John “Jack” Murtha, a Democrat from western Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District, died Monday of complications from gall bladder surgery. He had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1974. During the Bush administration, Murtha consistently assailed the manner in which the Iraq War was prosecuted. In a November 2005 statement, Murtha described the U.S. military as “stretched thin” [...]
Climate science is under assault, progress towards a treaty to end global warming is shuddering to a halt, and Barack Obama is struggling to press on with his clean energy agenda.This was the last conversion to the environmental cause that anybody would have wanted.In a new audiotape that surfaced today on the al-Jazeera network, Osama [...]
Wouldn’t it be nice if the media reported ALL the news from the front, rather than just the bad news?
War is horrible of course, but even under terrible conditions, our troops have made much progress thus far, and they’re justly proud of what they’ve accomplished. As a former Marine myself, I tend to pay extra [...]
For the last 200 years, humans have grown taller, stronger and healthier. This progress has been fastest in the countries that gave rise to the Industrial Revolution, yet it has spread throughout the world, sparking a transformation that economists Robert Fogel and Dora Costa call techno-physio evolution, “a synergism between technological and physiological improvements that [...]
Semantics–the study of meanings and interpretation of meanings-can be fun. Take, for example, the liberal blog ThinkProgress. On its website, the blog proudly touts that it is “a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization.” Yet, in the very next paragraph, they [...]