what would john lennon think?

Thirty six years ago today, John Lennon became, as Jimmy Breslin wrote on deadline for the New York Post, "another person who died after being shot with a gun on the streets of New York." And I wonder: what would John Lennon think about the recent turn of political events here…

getting locally political

I was once a more active political creature in DC. These days, I pick my battles a bit more judiciously, preferring to expend my energy toward things that keep me interested, where the frustrations can lead to progress. But this current Democratic primary season (yes, I'm a Democrat, though one…

choices & the fiscal cliff

I'm totally baffled by the tempest in a teapot that's being stirred up by the media over the so-called "fiscal cliff." Fueled mostly by conservative pundits and Tea Party sycophants, and aided by a complacent media, it seems that the average U.S. taxpayer should be in a state of panic.…

random thursday rant

A few random thoughts about recent happenings in DC: I'm dismayed that the DC Council's monthly breakfasts tend to be lavish affairs, especially when the Council is dealing with high levels of unemployment, corruption, and whatnot. Yesterday's breakfast had a rather flashy spread, complete with individual glass bottles of Voss…
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