Category Archives: September 11th

Smackdown! Hilton vs. Yoo!

Let us now bash Paris Hilton. Why not? She’s a vapid, entitled blemish on the face of American culture. Born to wealth and privilege, Ms. Hilton is “famous for being famous,” attracting America’s attention with “reality” shows in which she and ex-friend Nicole Richie attempt, and fail with “hilarious” results, to live like ordinary Americans. [...]

Missile Envy

Last night, a Standard Missile 3 rocket, launched from the USN Lake Erie, an Aegis-class cruiser in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii, struck a disabled spy satellite 150 miles over Earth. It is hoped the missile destroyed the satellite (confirmation of a “kill” will be made later today) and saved the planet from peril. [...]

The Price of Certainty

This is an election year. It’s a war year, the fifth, soon to be the sixth. It’s a recession year. If recent trends continue, it will be a year of heat, drought and storms. All of this year’s presidential candidates – the ones that have dropped from the race and the ones still in – [...]

Pants Aflame

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo noted the other day that former White House adviser and current Fox News commentator Karl Rove was meddling the lie that it was the Democrats in Congress and not George W. Bush who pushed to have a vote on the Iraq war resolution before the 2002 mid-term elections. Mr. [...]

Never Forget

Four hundred and ten years later, the quality of mercy is still not strained. The ability to forgive is still a boon, both to the transgressor and the transgressed. There are, however, other issues. There are questions of justice and how we conduct ourselves as a society. Twenty-two years ago, a team of French commandos [...]

Keep the Faith

It’s been a terrible year. We have all found renewed purpose and patriotism, we’ve all regained a badly needed sense of perspective, but few of us have fond memories of the past 12 months. It’s not just about terrorism and international politics. The last year has seen 300 Roman Catholic priests removed from their positions [...]

Lucid Intervals

Schizophrenia is a disease characterized by visual and auditory hallucinations and paranoid delusions. It frequently manifests itself in late adolescence or early adulthood. People who suffer from schizophrenia live in a world where some of what they perceive is real and some is illusion, but they cannot differentiate between the two. Researchers have announced the [...]