The Ugly Moose has returned and is still funny.
DC is broken, and some say it cannot be fixed. But then it seems like the author says maybe it can be fixed, just not the way the authors of the book he mentions claim it can be fixed. I’m not sure why he thinks opening up primaries to non-partisans is a bad idea. It’s probably true that the most moderate people are least likely to be affiliated with a party. And when it comes to caucuses, moderates often avoid them because you very well may have to deal with crazy people (both parties). When election day comes around, many people feel stuck voting for the lesser evil instead of the best candidate.
Combine that last link with this one, and I think you’ll understand what I’m saying about caucuses and primaries.
But the center, contrary to what you might conclude, is not vanishing. In fact, it’s not too much to say that this year promises the triumph of moderates.
“On the Justification of Belief” or People Who Cannot Answer the Question “Why?” from Jack on Grome Soapbox.
Mmmmmm, kale. Er, wait, no. Mmmmmm, satire.
“Response to a Christian Comment” from Larry on Grome Soapbox – long, but generally worth reading (or at least skimming) even if you’ve heard many of the points before.
Article about the “State of the World’s Mothers Report” – not the best reporting, but worth a look.
Oh look, another Grome Soapbox post. Huh. Whatever, this one is from Richard. I suppose it’s only fair that Larry, Jack and Richard all get to be in my what to read post. Richard wrote about, essentially, his funeral.
SUPER MOON! I missed it thanks to a lot of clouds, but the photos are pretty cool.
Intriguing photos from (very northern) Alaska.
While this post is mildly interesting, I’m mostly posting it because of the puppy.