Chris Christie, Not A Bully

Chris Christie Bully

With the recent Bridgegate controversy, New Jersey governor Chris Christie has exhibited piss poor leadership, a general willingness to sacrifice the public good for petty revenge politics and, as a culmination of the two, why he truly is presidential material.

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The Christian Persecution Myth

Christian Persecution

Everyone knows it’s not Christians who are allowed to be persecuted; it’s everyone else.

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The Real Price Of Gas

Real Price Of Gas

Consider this: while we’re likely already at peak oil, if the United States were to suddenly reflect the hidden costs of oil production and consumption (like spending $50 billion a year on patrolling Persian Gulf waters, the Iraq war, and supplying Middle Eastern countries with military assistance), a gallon of gas would be over $5.28. Don’t be grateful. Be alert.

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If Drones Crashed In The United States

Drone Bombing American

And since most of the countries in which we use drones are too poor or fragmented or afraid to retaliate as a unified body, terrorists do…yes, the very threat the the drone program seeks to remove actually advances it. Who would have thought that violence begets violence?

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The Austerity Diet

Austerity Diet

Political “pros” invoke Kate Moss’s oft-quoted aphorism, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” in budget talks.

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