Obama Dreams Aloud Of Another Term (But Will He Fight For It Like Reagan?)

Obama Dreams Aloud Of Another Term (But Will He Fight For It Like Reagan?)

President Barack Obama, bolstered by bravura on his rousing tour through Africa, believes he could be not just the first black president and the first Kenyan-American president,  but also the first to serve more than two terms since Franklin D. Roosevelt. “I think if I ran again I could win, but I can’t,” he said […]

Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Set Your Universe In Order With His New Online Course

Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Set Your Universe In Order With His New Online Course

Maybe you missed Neil deGrasse Tyson’s much-lauded “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” documentary series on National Geographic last year, or perhaps you were hooked by the easy-to-grasp way the uber-astrophysicist explains how the science we know relates to what’s left to understand. In either case, you may still feel left adrift in a whirlwind of information. […]

Staying Clean Without God, Secular Recovery Groups Growing

Staying Clean Without God, Secular Recovery Groups Growing

A quick perusal of the 12-step recovery program of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous reveals a sobering reality to the addict who doesn’t have a Higher Power to speak of. The reality is that half of the steps require God for proper recovery to take place. Me, I’m Baha’i. So I have a Higher Power, who […]

Bob Dylan Remembers AARP Members By Giving Away 50K Albums

Bob Dylan Remembers AARP Members By Giving Away 50K Albums

Bob Dylan has legions of fans in every generation now, all over the globe, just by virtue of his timeless Americana melodies, the way his poetry demands a freer way of life, a truer kind of love. Here’s how I know. My non-hippie parents nevertheless introduced me early to the man by referring to him […]

Donald Trump, Sarah Palin Join Forces To Teach Bill O’Reilly A Lesson

Donald Trump, Sarah Palin Join Forces To Teach Bill O’Reilly A Lesson

Fox “News” anchor Bill O’Reilly aired a promotional ad recently predicting that Donald Trump and Sarah Palin were going to turn the 2016 GOP presidential race into “a reality show.” It was curiously prescient for someone so used to sticking like Smithers to the party line. Palin entered the ring with the first counter-attack: “He’s […]

Dalai Lama To World Before MLK Day: Enough Of This Eye For An Eye

Dalai Lama To World Before MLK Day: Enough Of This Eye For An Eye

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the world would be wise to heed the advice of another leader promoting non-violent change. A leader who’s still railing for exactly the kinds of things that Dr. King died to so lucidly request: the Dalai Lama.   From the magnificent Baha’i Lotus Temple in New Delhi, India, he […]

Saudi Blogger to Be Flogged For 20 Weeks For Being Liberal

Saudi Blogger to Be Flogged For 20 Weeks For Being Liberal

Let the 1,000 lashings of Saudi liberal blogger Raif Badawi begin. Gulp. Right after the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was gutted by radical Islamists angry about their prophet being defamed. How many more hints do I need? I must begin my journey off the grid. Make my phone number private. Contact address? Who needs to […]

Saltwater Luxury Sports Cars Are Gearing Up To Change Our Lives

Saltwater Luxury Sports Cars Are Gearing Up To Change Our Lives

Take your foot off the accelerator and listen carefully, fossil fuel junkie: saltwater-powered luxury sports cars made by nanoFlowcell are?now being road-tested in Europe. Yes, where the speed limits are fast and the cars are sleek. So that means it goes fast and looks beautiful. Take that in the nuts, Big Oil. I would faint […]

Facebook Wingnuts Take Old Poll, Slant It So Obama Sucks Worse Than Romney

Facebook Wingnuts Take Old Poll, Slant It So Obama Sucks Worse Than Romney

The Obama bad-mouthing is at fever pitch this holiday season. Sure, a lot of people may be complaining about Obama, but a lot of them are really just frustrated with his inability to break through the collective inaction of a Corporate Congress erected to lessen the impact of his reign. Thickening the humidity is a […]

Bachmann’s Leaving, But No End in Sight For Tea Bagging

So what if Michele Bachmann is leaving her seat in the U.S. House after four terms? It doesn’t mean she’s going away any time soon. The blogosphere is abuzz with ruminations about which road the Tea Party princess will fumble down next.?Though she might spend the coming weeks catching up on some needed R & […]