An Overview of the Current Debt Crisis, Chewed Up and Regurgitated Just for You

What, exactly, just happened? Just how close did we come to the brink of financial disaster with the haggling over the debt ceiling? What would that disaster look like? And what was the big stinking problem with the negotiations; in

Peace Corps Forced to Confront Shameful Policy Toward Rape of Its Volunteers

The Peace Corps, America’s 50-year-old goodwill-building arm, is coming under increasing scrutiny lately for its treatment of volunteers who are victims of rape during their time abroad. The New York Times is reporting that as many as 221 Peace Corps

YOU LIE: Congressman Gets Medieval on President Obama

Boy oh boy, things have gotten pretty ugly in Washington. As most of you have probably heard, many of you live as it happened, a Republican House member last night shouted “YOU LIE” at President Obama during his speech on

Cash For Clunkers: Yet Another Testament to Congress’ Ability to Write Bills With Delightful Names

Oooo, lordy, I love it when the liberals are in power. I’m about to make me a cool $4,500 from the federal government. NPR was all atwitter on the way in to work with news of the Cash for Clunkers

Risking My Life to Bring You A Better Version of a Post on Internet Flaming

Yeah, man, I’ve been hitting the tech stuff pretty hard lately, between this post and yesterday’s. Despite finding the severed head of a Jellofox on my desk this morning — a warning, I suspect, from J-Strick and Pollette to watch

What the heck is an earmark, anyway?

Smell that stank in the air? That porky smell means it’s appropriation bill season, fiscal year ’09! Yeah! The season came late this year. It didn’t seem like it would come at all. Congress waited until George Bush went back

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