Politics

The REAL State of the Union

I thought I was going to watch the State of the Union Address later tonight and either live-blog or live-tweet it. With 2 hours until go-time, I realize I am probably wrong about that. I don’t have the intestinal fortitude…

On Copyright, SOPA, and PIPA

Hi. I’m, um, not doing the whole blackout thing today. Sorry. Instead I’m going to talk about copyright laws. Feel free to take a nap instead of reading this post. It might be pedantic and boring.It also might be full…

Not Super

So. The Super Committee. Yeah. Let’s stop calling them “super”, shall we? It was so nice to think of this bi-partisan group of Congressional budget experts, a super squad of deficit crusaders, sitting in a conference room in the Capitol…

On Fetal Personhood Laws

There are rumblings in the reproductive choice world. Ominous ones. The kind of rumblings that are the beginnings of a drumbeat, a steady march to the steps of the Supreme Court where the anti-choice contingent hopes for a ruling that…

(Political) Party Foul

There’s a great New Yorker cartoon that shows a couple of dogs wearing suits in a boardroom and they’re saying “It’s not enough that we succeed. Cats must also fail.” Apart from the natural questions this raises like what sort…

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