Sanctions and Segways
Part two of our continuing series on reclusive North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il finds him devastated at the loss of the luxury items he so admires, because of callous UN sanctions..
Bush “Moving on Air Pollution” Today
Our President has been (in)famously skeptical about the dangers of climate change: We don't have all the data, and why waste time putting on a seatbelt until you feel some impact?But after last month's Supreme Court decision that, under the Clean Air Act, carbon dioxide is indeed a pollutant-one that..
Republican Debate Recap
We may have failed to mention anything about the Democratic debate, but not so with the Republicans, because there were so many of them and they seemed like they were having such a good time. TIME gives excellent short recaps. Apparently, Romney won. This would be easier to tell if hand-to-hand combat..
A short round-up of amusing things related to US Governors:NJ Gov. and bajillionaire John Corzine pays his $46 ticket for not wearing a seat belt after nearly dying in a crash. What a thoughtful citizen.OR Gov. Ted Kulongoski spent a week living on $3 a day worth of groceries. Way to get in touch with..
Boris Yeltsin 1931-2007
Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Few among us would have envied his life--running a country beset by economic, social, and political turmoil from 1991 to 1999. However, Yeltsin lead with a robustness and charisma that even fewer among us could have matched...