Health care rationing is good

"\"TweetShareShareFor a reminder of the big picture issue in health care, former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm’s Sunday opinion piece in the Denver Post is well worth a look. Lamm has been writing about this issue since the mid-1990s, and federal...

Space budgets in the news

"TweetShareShareWhy do space missions go over budget? John Kelly of Florida Today did a solid summary of some of the key issues in his Saturday column, based, it looks like, on a Government Accountability Office report on the same topic. The key p...

Pulling the plug on Afghanipakistan

"\"TweetShareShareFor those who had forgotten,\\u00a0The New Yorker‘s\\u00a0most recent issue has\\u00a0reminded us once again that it is America’s\\u00a0best magazine. You’ve got Anthony Lane visiting Pixar, Malcolm Gladwell...

Five bucks well spent

"\"TweetShareShareThe CU Center for Environmental Journalism forwarded a note with this link this morning, to a Wired.com article about how Al Gore and Push Up Press are aiming to “blow up the book.” As someone who recently wrote a...

To tax or not to tax

"TweetShareSharePresident Obama’s remarks on fiscal policy today put forth a few numbers worth committing to memory before the forthcoming, protracted budget debates: “So here\u2019s the truth.\u00a0 Around two-thirds of our budget ...

A bit about the independence movement

"TweetShareShareJ.B. Opdyke, a teammate on the Michigan soccer team 20+ years ago, recently sent me a book he edited, called Talk\/Talk. It is, as I mentioned in a review, “a compilation of talking heads talking about the talk of talking hea...