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Lessons of Brexit

… and their buyer’s remorse started the very next day as a Leave supporter started a petition for a do-over. Almost 4 million signatures have been gathered. The obvious lesson is that […]

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

In 2003 Costa Rica banned the euthanasia of stray dogs and instead turned to spaying, neutering, and sanctuaries. At the Territorio de Zaguates sanctuary, the dogs — more than 700 […]

Suddenly I feel younger

In Verbania, Italy, yesterday, Emma Morano became the oldest person in the world at age 115. Born on November 29, 1899, she is believed to be the last surviving person […]

Shooting at parachuting pilots

If the early reports are correct, and with apologies for the mangled, paraphrased poetry:   I’ve never been a soldier I never hope to be one But I can tell […]

How would you deal with ISIS?

How to deal with ISIS? The argument rages on. President Obama defends and is conducting a campaign of attrition, of slowly wearing down ISIS with limited airstrikes, limited ground troops, supplying […]

Tom Cotton bears an uncanny resemblance to …

This is Tom Cotton (R-AR), the oh-so-patriotic freshman senator who wrote and posted that well-nigh treasonous letter to the Iranian government warning them that our president and his proffering are not to be trusted. I might […]

Ugly Americans in Paris … finally

It was bad enough that Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t make it to the “Je suis Charlie” unity march in Paris last Sunday (he finally managed to drop by yesterday on his way home […]

Watch worldwide cyber attacks in progress

I’m no expert and can’t begin to explain everything about this live map from Norse IPViking, an Internet security operation. But it shows the many cyber attacks going on around the world right […]

Enough! Release ‘The Interview’!

  This morning the state-owned North Korean news agency said US claims that North Korea is behind the attacks on Sony are groundless slander and offered a joint investigation: “As the […]

Hackers win, Sony cancels film release

For the record, I’m furious at all those theater chains (Carmike, AMC, Cineplex, Regal, etc.) that announced today they wouldn’t show The Interview in their theaters. And I’m furious at Sony for […]