On September 1, Pia Sundhage, the head coach of US Soccer’s Women’s National Team, announced her intention to return home to pursue opportunities in Sweden (i.e. the head coaching position with their WNT). Like many, I was caught by surprise by this. While I begrudge her none of her opportunities, I can’t help but selfishly worry about the USWNT. Continue reading
I’m a bit of a life-long space nerd. (I know!) Obviously, over the years, different launch vehicles have caught my eye. Much like worthy media celebrities, these rocket stars are more than just a pretty face…but the pretty face helps. Continue reading
Actually, we are those things. Let’s be honest. Even so, it’s a better state than many, IMO. Study: NM is ‘dull,’ ‘barren’ and ‘close to Arizona’ | KOB.com. It’s not like I haven’t tried to help turn the tide over … Continue reading
Many questions have been raised concerning the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests and camps that have spread across the country. In a nutshell, these questions seems to boil down to: “So what? A lot of people are camping out and whining…therefore I ask again, so what? Why should I care? Why does the OWS movement matter?” Continue reading
With trillions of dollars of spending, revenue, and debt, it can be tough to have more than a theoretical handle on what all this Federal Budget nonsense is all about. Why don’t we scale it down a bit so we can get a better grasp on what the “fine folk” in Washington are doing. Continue reading
I’m old enough to remember when it wasn’t like this. I’m also old enough to weep for the entity my once-enviable nation has become. Nine Pictures Of The Extreme Income/Wealth Gap | OurFuture.org.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend takes Palin to task for being the religious ethnocrat her rhetoric colors her as. Sarah Palin is wrong about John F. Kennedy, religion and politics.
The New York Times has recently speculated that following the defeat in the 2008 elections, that Republicans have found a new voice. That may be so, but should more reasonable old-line voices reassert themselves? Continue reading
As the overt war that has been taking place in Afghanistan is helping no one, it’s time for all involved to cut their losses. Continue reading
As gangs increase their influence and power in northern Mexico, worried border-state governors are increasingly considering a mobilization of force. With tensions increasing we need to look at seeing how we can avert senseless escalation. Continue reading
I’ve gotten a lot of emails about my articles about the necessity of the U.S. converting to metric soon (President Obama, Give Us a Yard and We’ll Take a Meter; Some Practical Consequences of Going Metric). Let me address a few of them. Continue reading
For all intents and purposes, the United States stands alone in relying on an inefficient and antiquated measurement system. For decades the cry has been that it will be too expensive or too inconvenient or too confusing to change to the worldwide metric standard. With the current economy in dire straits, can we really afford this ridiculous policy? Not only does it makes us look like provincial boobs, but (and this will get people’s attention) it costs us money. If ever there was a golden time to attack the problem with a bold mandate for change, this is it. Continue reading
Every inauguration is different, but every one is also the same. There is the song of hope. Hope that the government will do right by its people, and also the hope that the people will do right for each other and the nation. Now it’s President Obama’s time of service to all of America’s people. Continue reading