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Current Affairs

Retroactive death wish

The takeover king

If I called President Obama a socialist, it'd probably start a big fight and some of you would call me a typical far-right wingnut. But, hey, I'm not the one calling for a government takeover of American industry:

Vets for diversity

Uniform ignorance

Today, only about 1 percent of the nation's population is in uniform either on active duty or in the reserves, and the number will dwindle as things such as budget cuts and the drawdown in Iraq take effect.


Later this morning, my newspaper colleagues will be debuting a redesigned website, which will include a new platform for this blog. If you come here through, you should still be able to click in as always. If you've got me bookmarked, you might have to change that, although I think they're going to try to come up with an automatic rerouter. Stay tuned.

Utterly divine

Bet you didn't have a clue that God was a Denver Bronco fan:

DENVER (CBS Denver) — Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is not the only one who thinks God helps him on the football field.

Buggy whipped


Happy Friday the 13th, triskaidekaphobes!

Actually, there is a specific word meaning "morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th" -- paraskevidekatriaphobia:

Tick, tick, tick

The Doomsday Clock keepers have moved the time ahead a minute to five minutes before midnight, the first time the clock has been reset since 2007:

To the moon, alas!

There is no place the historical preservationists won't go! Or, if you're afraid of the idea of one-world government, hows about one-solar-system government?

But for archaeologists and historians worried that the next generation of people visiting the moon might carelessly obliterate the site of one of humanity's greatest accomplishments, these designations were important first steps toward raising awareness of the need to protect off-world artifacts.