Anybody know where we can put all this snow?

Anybody know where we can put all this snow?

The harsh winter has left densely populated cities and towns in the Northeast with huge mounds of snow, and some wondering if local waterways might be a good place to dump it. In Boston, one state senator suggested tossing the snow in the harbor in a “Boston snow party.” City officials have yet to sign […]

Reach out and touch no one

I reach out to readers this morning not in a personal way. Hell, personal ways don’t exist any more. instead, I write this on a Mac computer — two screens splashed in front of me to to make sure I have all the information I have as put thought to silocon diode that probably won’t […]

Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

The State Department says U.S. citizens in Egypt should consider leaving the country as soon as they can because of the spreading unrest there. The department says demonstrations against the government of President Hosni Mubarak have not targeted Westerners, but Americans should take precautions for their own security. The U.S. government is also allowing nonessential […]

Time for the sex and the rabbit

Time for the sex and the rabbit

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit promises to bring political upheaval from restless youth and sex scandals for the amorous, but in China the government is at least likely to bring inflation under control. [Related: Chinese New Year facts and traditions>] Twelve animals make up the traditional Chinese zodiac, with each year having its own […]

America’s State of Disunion

America’s State of Disunion

Maybe there soon will be a yellow brick road leading out of Washington — even if the bricks do come from China. Maybe home prices will rise again and banks will actually start financing purchases of places to live. Maybe jobs will venture out of the horizon like ghost riders in the sky. Maybe. We […]

OK! So what makes us tick?

OK! So what makes us tick?

What makes us tick? Anybody who’s ever suffered jet lag knows all about the body’s internal clock, which is driven by a cluster of brain cells. But even the cells throughout our body have their own 24-hour clocks to coordinate activities at the cellular level. Now new research suggests that these internal timepieces may be […]

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Keith Olbermann’s exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved “in a relationship that’s been failing for a long time,” an NBC Universal executive said Saturday. Olbermann’s announcement at the end of Friday’s “Countdown” that it would be his last show quiets, at least […]

Olbermann’s firing long overdue for MSNBC

Olbermann’s firing long overdue for MSNBC

MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann Friday night walked off the set of his “Countdown” show, out of the studio, off the job and out of having to work to earn the unpaid portion of the remaining two years of his four-year $30 million a year  contract. Saying he was told that Friday’s show was the last […]

The State of The Union response exresss: Who’s next?

The State of The Union response exresss: Who’s next?

Time was when the President of the United States delivered the State of the Union Address, and people cheered or jeered — dependent on their political persusasion then everybody went out and g0t drunk. Now everyone from the party boss to the janitor gets face time on the tube to pontificate on the state of […]

South Carolina Unions sue governor

South Carolina Unions sue governor

South Carolina unions filed suit on Thursday against new Republican Governor Nikki Haley and her administration, saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the South Carolina AFL-CIO alleges that Haley is violating the federal constitutional […]