Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Interesting things are happening in Canada’s government. Basically, in the midst of economic turmoil, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party have not put forward a sane economic stimulus plan. During parliamentary debate yesterday, (A great debate, just like Prime Minister’s Questions, that again shows parliamentary superiority to our bicameral borefest.) Harper and his […]

Probably the most ridiculous comment during the recent presidential campaign came courtesy of John Sydney McCain III’s brother, Joe McCain: “‘I’ve lived here for at least 10 years and before that about every third duty I was in either Arlington or Alexandria, up in communist country.’” It’s true. Alexandria and Arlington, the one-time home of […]

Lance is back on his bike. But it’s not about the bike, never has been. It’s about Lance. On Wednesday, at the Clinton Global Initiative, he announced his plans to join Team Astana, a doping-plagued team that withdrew from 2007’s Tour de France after its race-leading rider tested positive for blood doping. In 2008, Team […]

Dallas, TX – 9/14/2021 – Over the past 18 years, a once-obscure Guatemalan enterprise has risen to the status of America’s top chain restaurant. Under the quiet stewardship of the Guatemalan government, Pollo Campero has continued to outperform its American peers, even the recently merged McDonaKing. Long a cherished part of Americana, American fast food […]

The smartest thing George W. Bush ever did was accept an offer to help coordinate a group of investors’ purchase of the Texas Rangers. (The Washington Post, in a 1999 article, recounts this nicely.) A business patron, William O. DeWitt Jr. – a man who had already bought Bush’s struggling oil company and paid nicely […]

Former White House lawyer and failed Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is now a lobbyist for Pakistan. Miers, a former graduate of Hillcrest High and SMU Law School, was involved in the US attorney firing scandal. In February of this year, Congress voted to hold her and Bush’s Chief of Staff Josh Bolten in contempt […]