Rice defense

By Thomas Macauley on

From AP reporter Donna Cassata Incredible statements: “…they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy” – Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio “To batter this woman because they don’t feel they have the ability to batter President Obama is something we the women are not going to stand by and watch” – Rep. Gwen …

Too old

By Thomas Macauley on

Click here for the interactive chart: The Capitol’s Age Pyramid: A Graying Congress Seniority systems are not good for public or private ventures. Harry Reid? Mitch McConnell? Nancy Pelosi… By the time they are done, we will have to skip a generation to get new blood.

Seed sown

By Thomas Macauley on

I was full of confidence in my prediction of a Romney win… until the wife reminded me about how surprising and crushing was the Robert’s SCOTUS court enshirining of Congess’s unlimited power to tax.

Spoilspurge

By Thomas Macauley on

I wonder if turnover in executive and legislative branch staff is limited by union rules and union collective bargaining. I thought we had a ‘Spoils’ system which would allow true change and a peaceful purge of old regimes.

Last Great Act of Defiance

By Thomas Macauley on

I remember San Mateo High School’s Class of ’78 made what I thought was a cool original of this poster.  The idea came from elsewhere. I wonder if my brother kept his copy of SMHS’s print? Here is my recent version, offered in jest as logos for a local education specialist.