Colin Powell’s UN Speech, Eleven Years Later

This post was written exactly a year ago, and although ten years is admittedly a more-notable anniversary than eleven, it's still important to remember that Colin Powell's atrocious speech before the UN was eleven years ago today. That might not seem like much, but when our country screws up as badly as it did when we decided to go to war in Iraq, figuring out what went wrong and who was...

Thanks, GOP!

And of course, Dubya. You know that decade we just left? The one we never could decide unanimously on a name for? "The Aughts," for lack of a better word?Yeah...turns out - for the first time in American history since the Great Depression - job creation was totally flat for the entire decade:There has been zero net job creation since December 1999. No previous decade going back to the 1940s had...

I Miss My Former Hometown

I feel like I owe you all a happier story on the political front, since that last one was enough to make anyone skeeved out. So, from the much happier end of the political spectrum, I bring you the website of the recently-formed Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco. And no, this isn't a joke. It will (assuming they can get the signatures) appear on this November's ballot in the city...