I know that finding solutions to public problems means compromise. I know that liberals like myself are too prone to spending money because it feels good to help people, and we probably need some more conservative folks around to make us prove that our projects will actually make things better. What I don’t know is how I could ever be… Read more »
Rick Perry is not my favorite human. He restored some of the mental health benefits to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is good. It’s not what we had, and a bunch of kids have lost eligibility for CHIP completely because of rule changes, but at least we’re not going to become the only state that has a CHIP… Read more »
From the Austin-American Statesman’s article Final map passes; legal battles on way: Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, said he voted for the map because it’s important to elect more Republicans to Congress to help Bush. Ummm…what?
I am a Big Government person. With this many people in North America, or even in Texas, it just makes sense to me that we should fund a dedicated group to do some problem-solving on issues that affect everybody. Otherwise the only way to, say, build a hospital is to get everyone to pitch in on the evenings and weekends… Read more »
When I was 18-ish I walked past the auto repair department of some department-type store in St. Paul – near the Midway Target on University – and a group of men hanging out there in the open bay doors catcalled and whistled at me several times. I regretted wearing a short skirt, I regretted being alone, and I have always… Read more »
Re: wacky anarchistic librarians that are trying to make information available to more people through the magic of ebooks. I can just imagine a publisher’s rep trying to explain the difference between ebooks and normal books to a librarian: Publisher: The problem is, we aren’t getting as many sales, because people have access to the material for free. Librarian: Kind… Read more »