Democrat Opponent Grateful Nunes Is a Nut

Watching the Devin Nunes memo blow up like a trick cigar a few weeks ago, Andrew Janz called himself, “probably the happiest man in the country.” An assistant district attorney vying to oust Nunes from his California congressional seat, Janz said last week that his campaign war chest had more than tripled since Nunes announced he…

Solar Cycles, Climate Change and the Giggling Party

As an amateur radio operator, I’m familiar with the 11-year solar cycles because they strongly affect the ionosphere and thus the kind of long-range radio propagation many hams enjoy.

What Happens to Our Consciousness When We Die?

Clinically, we understand death to mean the state that takes hold after our hearts stop beating. Blood circulation comes to a halt, we don’t breathe, our brains shut down—and that’s what divides the states we occupy from one moment (alive) to the next (dead). Philosophically, though, our definition of death hinges on something else: the point…

71 Die In Russian Passenger Plane Disaster

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow. Russian news agencies…

Hope Hicks Is A Great Republican with Lousy Taste in Men

It would certainly be in good republican character for me to come to the defense of Hope Hicks’ boyfriend and fellow Trump Administration employee, Rob Porter. As Chief of Staff Kelly said, “he’s a good guy.”

My Personal Adventures With Alcohol

The joys of alcohol far outweigh the dangers, providing you control your intake and the desire for it. If it controls you then, clearly, you have a problem. At my last medical check-u, my doctor shook his head sorrowfully.

How Trump’s America Is Devolving Into Brownback’s Kansas

In a few years, the Trump tax boost may overcome all obstacles. He may end up with more support than we now imagine. The darkest vision may come true: a national police force loyal to one man, lock-er-up, followed by lock-em-up, followed by lock-em-all-up.