Everybody is happier than you, you loser. That's what a Stanford study, published in this month's Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, reports. As most people (and certainly those like me with social psych degrees) know, people always tend to think that others are happier than they are. "The grass is always greener…." and all that. But the Stanford … Read More
Late to the game? Mother Jones will get you up to speed. The best news reporting on this by far is Al Jazeera, which is a shame because most places in the United States have blacked out al Jazeera TV. But the live stream is here.
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Yes, I know my blogging is sporadic. Yes, I know I missed writing about the State of the Union, this blog's seventh anniversary, and the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. Lot of things going on right now, and free time is at a premium. Hope to get back to a "normal" blogging routine soon.
After a meaningless attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans set their sites on something else: passing a law which makes sure that no federal money goes to funding abortions. It was cleverly called the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." Why do this? After all, existing law already restricts public funds for abortions. Weren't they voting on something that … Read More
Several days ago, I posted a Youtube video showing a girl who was texting while in a mall, thus toppling into a fountain. She's now suing the mall: The video has received more than 1.5 million views since it went viral on YouTube last week. The woman in the video, Cathy Cruz Marrero, doesn't think the video is very funny. … Read More
Well, some shooting aside, the new Congress is back in session and rarin' to go. First on the agenda, repealing all the progress mad in health care. Now, of course, the ability of the Republicans to do this is limited. After all, Obama isn't going to sign a bill (even assuming a bill passes both houses) that guts his health … Read More
We get it, Sarah Palin. You’re not morally culpable for the tragic shooting in Tucson, Ariz. All of us around the “Morning Joe” table agree, even if we were stunned that you would whine about yourself on Facebook as a shattered family prepared to bury their 9-year-old girl. The same goes for you, Glenn Beck. You’ve attacked your political opponents … Read More
So who will be the RNC chairman? NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – Michael Steele dropped out of the race to run the RNC after a series of closed door meetings with every candidate except, as far as I could tell, Reince Priebus. "It's time for me to step aside, and give others the chance to lead," said Steele. "Despite the noise … Read More