Illegal Immigrants: Gambling on the Goodness of Americans

Illegal Immigrants: Gambling on the Goodness of Americans

Posted by in Politics on 23. Nov, 2011 | No Comments Yet

Now that a couple of states have signed into law their notoriously strident anti-immigration legislation, we’re starting to see the fruits of such labors. And what a heartwarming story it is. Unintended consequences are stacking up, and we’re hearing legislators admit they may have “overlooked” the collateral damage of certain provisions. But didn’t these illegal immigrants welcome the risk in the first place?

An Open Letter to Al Gore

Posted by in Politics, Science on 16. Jul, 2011 | No Comments Yet

I want to thank you for your efforts over the last several years to draw attention to a pressing problem that’s facing our planet: global warming. Your time, your campaigning, your organizing, I think it has been honorable. However, that’s not the purpose for this letter. I’m concerned that you’re the de facto spokesman for scientific community on the matter of global warming.

Romney and Huntsman Get Science

Romney and Huntsman Get Science

Posted by in Politics, Science on 07. Jun, 2011 | No Comments Yet

I ran across some encouraging news today: presidential candidate Mitt Romney and likely presidential candidate Jon Huntsman both accept the science on global warming.

Defending Jon Huntman’s “Heresy”

Defending Jon Huntman’s “Heresy”

Posted by in Politics, Religion on 13. May, 2011 | 2 Comments

So I’m seeing potential 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman take a lot of heat lately about his particular religious views. You might at first think I meant to say Mitt Romney, and that I meant 2008. Nope. In fact, that’s the ironic thing about it: many of the same people I see now assailing Huntsman for his religion were the same ones crying foul when Romney took heat in 2008 for his religion.