To be sure, there are a few differences. One is highly addictive, possibly more fun than we should be allowed to have, and can easily kill. The other is a plant.
There are important similarities, however.
The release of the annual report on the Status Of Social Security And Medicare prompted the usual outpouring of column inches on the right and the left, but the saddest piece I read was undoubtedly the one by Michael Hiltzik.
President Obama intends to visit New Orleans on the August 29 anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Sometimes when I read the news, I chuckle at patterns I see; words or terms that are repeated by news broadcasters or writers.
It’s been pretty rough for Sharron Angle since she won the Republican nomination for Senate in Nevada. Republican “allies” and opposing Democrats both have been attacking her, with each repeating the other’s attacks and magnifying them.
As a general rule, the cuter the acronym politicians attach to a bill, the worse that bill actually is. Such is the case with the CARE Act, a.k.a. The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act, currently before Congress.
Pew Research released a new poll of American politics and religion. The question on Barack Obama’s own religion will get all the attention, as it shows American belief that he is a Christian peaked before the 2008 election, and belief that he is a Muslim is peaking now.