Category Archives: Politics

The Ira Glass Experience

                    On Saturday night, the wife and I ambled up to Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder to hear Ira Glass speak. If the name isn’t familiar, Ira is the creative force behind and the host of the NPR show (WBEZ in Chicago, technically) This American Life. If you’ve […]

A Very Tea Party Christmas

(Newser) – Did you know that President Obama ruined Christmas? Well, Elf Peloosi, his wife Lichelle, and Mr. Snore all helped, too. Tea Partier David Hedrick may have lost his bid to be the GOP candidate for Washington’s 3rd District, but he’s on to the next possible career by way of his newly released book: […]

Jon Stewart– King of the World?

NEWSER) – It’s not every comedy show host who warrants an off-the-record talk on the economy with the Treasury chief. But Jon Stewart’s clout apparently knows no bounds. Bloomberg noticed that Tim Geithner’s newly published appointments calendar included a visit to Stewart’s New York office during a busy time in April to discuss all things […]

No Taxation Without Representation

Other than mowing lawns and doing paper routes, my first official job was as a dishwasher at the age of 15. I worked at a place called the Village Dairy and I think the most accurate way to describe it would be “glorified lunch counter”.  Not that it was a bad place, mind you, but when […]