Archive for: July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010

Watchmen on the Walls

Filed under: History - 22 Jul 2010

As a Professor of History I can understand why most people dismiss History as boring. It is usually presented as a static jumble of dates, names and events that must be memorized, regurgitated and with luck forgotten. I …

Biden fined for illegal campaign donations, says FEC

Filed under: In The News - 22 Jul 2010

In a story sure to NOT make headlines, U.S. watchdogs at the Federal Election Commission fined Vice President Joe Biden for his acceptance of excessive campaign donations during his run for the Democrat nomination for President of the United States.

Conservative By Passion or Fashion?

Filed under: Conservatism & Libertarianism - 22 Jul 2010

Kathleen Parker, who inexplicably passes for conservative, spent much of her latest column praising Sarah Palin’s ability to market herself. While not exactly lauding Mama Grizzly on substance, Parker, perhaps with tongue slightly in cheek, acknowledged Palin’s knack for …

Tea Party Leaders Too Easily Put On The Defensive. Stop it!

Who on earth could be calling me at 5:30am? It was CNN. After apologizing for the early call, the producer, almost giddy with excitement, said tea party spokesperson, Mark Williams made, “what some would call”, a racist comment on his …