"My question to you is simple," I said, as I sat across from the government bureaucrat and his interpreter. "Why doesn't the government communicate in plain English?"
"Your query poses prospective considerations," said the bureaucrat, "that rise above and beyond the level of considerations that the voter-taxpayer may be prepared to rise above and beyond."
"Huh?" I said to his interpreter. Read more
Is our nation really right-of-center? It's a quick throwaway-line parroted by Republican talking heads. According to Republicans, they speak for us - they are the voice of the "people" - and all Americans agree with the Right.
Hardly. Read more
Arizona has suffered economically for years from a wave of people illegally crossing the border from Mexico and has asked repeatedly for help with no real response from the federal government.
There is a trend occurring across America of late that has people feeling more comfortable about stating their views openly toward groups of people they don't like. Sometimes it's been a group with a different ethnic background, sometimes it's been a religious practice and sometimes sexual orientation. Read more
Message that it is the advocatory bureau Trout Cacheris PLLC that will conduct the audit or — frankly speaking — the investigation of Yulia Timoshenko government economic activity has caused quite a weird stir among the democratic Ukrainian media, constantly complaining about the censure. Read more
Part III. Neo-fascists at the political scene of the new EU member-states Read more
Conservatives decry activist judges - primarily those who act contrary to conservativ e politics.
President Barack Obama has chosen Elena Kagan to fill the vacancy left by Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement. Sadly, Kagan cannot fill Justice Stevens' mighty shoes. Read more
History denier’s in and outside the United States is nothing new. But one thing I do know is we have always taken history deniers to task for denying or even misunderstanding history. Read more
Don't forget Obama won the Nobel Prince of Peace Prize after being in office only 12 days before nominations were closed.
It doesn't matter whether you're a Glenn Beck-quoting, gun-toting, Tea Party-voting Evangelical, or a solar-heating, tofu-eating, New York Times crossword puzzle-cheating Environmentalist, you still got to admire the way the president breathed life into the health care reform bill. It was a gosh-darn miracle. Coming right at the advent of the Holy Season. Coincidence? Well, yeah, okay, probably. Read more
Have any of y’all ever heard of Congressman Joe Baca of California? No? Me, neither, until I got busy researching the $500 million that was supposed to be available to the Native American Health Care System. From his website: Read more
They began to treat the U.S. economy as if it were so strong and resilient that nothing could bring it down.
If the situation weren't so grim, it would be almost laughable, watching our political and business leaders explain and defend their practice of global trade. It's as if they were all reading from the same play book.
"Certainly global trade is good for American workers," they say. "Just look at all the jobs being created by the export of our products and services to other countries." Read more
"Miss Manners s aid that. Kiss my grits!"
"What in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks did California lawmakers think they were doing?"
"Ah, yes, you speak of a resolution the California State Assembly passed recently to make the first week of March 'Cuss-Free Week.' It embraced the idea from a teenager who had formed a No Cussing Club in 2007 at his school." Read more
I swear, folks, the more that I learn about the horrid plight of the Native Americans, the more angry I become. It’s not enough that most of the tribal populations live in abject poverty, or that their populations are in the 88% unemployed category. It’s not enough that the water and sewerage systems are completely antiquated and just about completely unable to provide clean water or decent removal of human wastes. It’s not enough that most of them starve most of the time because their soil is too worn-out to grow anything worth eating. Oh, no. Read more