Jon Stewart surprised his fans Tuesday night by announcing that he’s leaving the anchor desk of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. “It’s been an incredible opportunity to pilot this wonderful franchise,” he told his studio audience and hence the world. […]
Climate change or nuclear boom-boom? Which will do us in? Will we slowly drown in rising seas and die in weather disasters and famines, or get wiped out by nuclear weaponry? I pondered this while reading a news story about movement […]
Peaceful assembly, freedom of association and freedom of expression are basic human rights. Rights that are guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution and the laws of Missouri. Peaceful protest is a hallmark and a legacy of past movements for change, equal […]
Liberals and lefties have been decrying the United States’ inequality problems for years, but now the topic has been officially certified a concern by the country’s Federal Reserve chair. Janet Yellen, who has been Fed chair for eight and a […]
The United States government and its allies want you to know that bombs are being dropped on Syria because the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists are very bad men who must be stopped. Those IS militants in Iraq and […]
Pardon the pun, but global warming has been a hot topic in the news these last few days. First there was a Sunday of public rallies exhorting governments to do something, for crying out loud, about the pernicious upward creep in […]
To defuse a public perception problem, you can go in two directions. Either say the situation is so complicated that there’s no clear right and wrong, or simplify it by using one aspect of the situation that you can spin […]
The state had 109 temblors measuring magnitude 3 or greater in 2013 — more than 5,000% above normal — and there have already been more than 200 such quakes this year.