I agree with you, as long as we all remember that this isn't the "politicians" or "media;" this one's completely on us. If Obama and Co. had prioritized the prosecution of the previous administration, it would have very quickly been spun as Obama jailing the opposition to create a one-party state. And we'd have… » 3/01/15 10:42am Yesterday 10:42am

I don't see a reasonable perspective on the F-35, at this point, besides resignation. We're too invested in the aircraft to ditch it, we're pushing the limits of how we can adapt it, and it's going to be a long time before we replace it. So at this point, these articles aren't really about how to fix the F-35. They're… » 2/28/15 4:15pm Saturday 4:15pm

We weren't prepared for this twelve years ago. We are actively preparing for this scenario now. The question isn't whether we'll encounter the same kind of difficulties, because we likely won't. It's a question of mentality. When some undefined future antagonist springs a new twist that we haven't prepared for, and… » 2/25/15 7:17pm Wednesday 7:17pm

It's like saying iPhone instead of smartphone, or Porsche instead of sports car. The same advice applies, but people are proud of having purchased a particularly shiny version, and are often more concerned about keeping it in good order. And, like Apple devices and Porsches, Le Creuset is awfully pretty, and pretty… » 2/25/15 4:38pm Wednesday 4:38pm

The only part of it that isn't very good or interesting is the part where it uses the Power Rangers IP. If it were an original film with its own characters and story, it'd be equally compelling, without the campy baggage. Moviegoers' obsession with the recycled and familiar is not doing sci-fi cinema any favors. » 2/25/15 4:15pm Wednesday 4:15pm

The Nazis weren't socialists (or capitalists). They just added the name to get political traction. National socialism is fundamentally different from socialism, much as the People's Republic of China is fundamentally not a republic. Here's a quote from Adolf himself on the subject: » 2/25/15 8:34am Wednesday 8:34am