Should children have the right to ask for their own deaths?
This is a big deal, and I'm surprised it isn't getting more play:
Tortured analogy of the day, from President Obama on the disastrous health care rollout:
Now, this is like having a really good product in the store and the cash registers don't work and there aren't enough parking spots and nobody can get through the door.
For some reason, this story didn't really grab my attention the first time I saw it
U.S. Senator Dan Coats testified today in support of a bill he’s authoring that would give the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of the Army the authority to disinter veterans buried in national cemeteries who committed a federal or state capital crime.
The jury has reached its verdict in the case of David Bisard, the former Indianapolis police opfficer accused of being drunk when his patrol car slammed into some motorcyclists, killing one of them:
An Indianapolis police officer was convicted Tuesday of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash, sparking a case that has roiled the city's police department for more than three years.
The only thing we know for certain is that we can't know anything for certain. Unless, of course, you're one of those reality deniers:
The 17-year pause in global warming is likely to last into the 2030s and the Arctic sea ice has already started to recover, according to new research.
Well, that was an interesting coincidence, or a bit of fortuitous timing, or something. I came across this post when I started cruising the web at work this morning:
The rhetorical ground is already being set, with these two races its supposed proofs: look at how well Chris Christie did in a blue state! Look at how Cuccineli’s extremism lost us Virginia!
An excellent question at Forbes magazine:
All of which begs the question: if electronic devices are OK now, why have we been getting yelled at to turn them off for so long?
The answer is that we've been governed by regulations written back in 1976, when the dangers were more real:
She is, alas, destined to be disappointed by reality:
First Lady Michelle Obama held a news conference last night, where she predicted that one day, children would go out on Halloween and beg for healthy food instead of candy.
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USA Today recruits a Rutgers professor to parrot the moderate/progressive opinion that poor Marco Rubio got in trouble because he decided to be reasonable about immigration reform and thus pissed off the Republican base of rightwing whack jobs, and had to back off to appease them: