I would love to see the content of this article consist of more than half-truths and pleasant fictions. "Plasmodium-carrying species of the Anopheles mosquito keep human populations in check." That's not even remotely true, and even if it were, that has nothing to do with whether his proposal would lead to… » 7/30/14 1:33pm 39 minutes ago

To people who talked shit on Obama's "pansy" policy regarding Ukraine: It will be years before we know how successful this policy really will have been, and what effect it will have had on events, but so far the President has engaged a major international crisis without risking a single American life, at minimal… » 7/29/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

People who support secession ought to be barred from public office. No ifs, ands or buts. I don't care whether you're a communist, a fascist, or a hardcore libertarian, but if you don't accept that this country's government is legitimate, you have no business running it. » 7/29/14 3:34pm Yesterday 3:34pm

There's no better meat for ridicule than bad law, and no better argument against bad law than ridicule. The majority in the Hobby Lobby case knew their decision was plainly political, contrary to precedent, and its arguments absurdly easy to pervert. That's why they said the decision only applied to this particular… » 7/28/14 8:27pm Monday 8:27pm

I think the problem for people like her is that it isn't the Cold War anymore. There, there was the blue team and the red team, and you had a fair idea of whose side you were on. There were rules to the game. Threats surfaced and crises unfolded, but they were largely predictable and easily responded to. Now it's a… » 7/27/14 8:46pm Sunday 8:46pm

The government of the United States cannot stop supporting Israel. Until that is an option, America will be without leverage, and Israel will have no reason whatsoever to refrain from further violence. The continued existence of Palestine, as both a state and a people, is all cost and no benefit, as far as they are… » 7/25/14 5:51pm Friday 5:51pm

A lightly used NSX. A new Porsche Cayman and a CRX. A used Porsche Cayman and a new Honda Accord. A new Accord, a Lotus Europa, a Jaguar XJC, an old F-150 and a pop-up camper. Fifteen knackered Miatas, an old F-150 and a car dolly.

I could do this all day. » 7/24/14 8:28pm Thursday 8:28pm

It's easy to give an exact, vague number. You're saying you're certain it's within that range. It's like a marksman saying he can hit a target precisely within 3 inches of a bulls-eye. As long as he's within that six inch range, he's told the truth. » 7/24/14 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm

I could be like my father, and amuse myself with $80 high-detail Franklin Mint specials, or I can buy a couple Hot Wheels a year for the price of a cup of cheap coffee. Between the two vices, I'll take the cheap one. » 7/23/14 10:22pm 7/23/14 10:22pm

You'd be amazed how many times I've been told that criminals forfeit their constitutional rights when they decide to do crimes. This is usually brought on by a pronouncement that child murderers ought to be raped and boiled in oil or some such, but I don't think suspects garner much more sympathy. » 7/23/14 9:20pm 7/23/14 9:20pm

As you know, ah, you maintain control of the Senate with the Senators you have—-not the Senators you might want or wish to have at a later time.—-You can have a distinguished military record and still be a bald-faced liar.

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