On Election Day 2008, it looks as though someone called in the wrong coordinates and the Party of War is going up in flames.
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It's bad enough that we're awash in guns in the United States. But we also evangelize.
The Bush administration will forever be remembered as "the administration that tortured."
Devouring sugar is a dubious way to jumpstart the day. It's also a dubious way to jumpstart our faltering global economy.
It used to be that prospective politicians chose law school as the first step in their career path. Future politicians may skip law school altogether and try out for the Saturday Night Live team instead.
The cost of the war, coupled with the tax giveaways to the wealthy, has contributed to enlarging the U.S. budget deficit to nearly $500 billion, the highest ever.
The rise of Starbucks also seems to correspond with the expansion of the go-go economy.
When pundits talk about the U.S. elections and foreign policy, they focus on Iraq and Iran. But the third member of the infamous "axis of evil" may prove to be just as influential.
Like any coming-of-age event, the Olympics not only acknowledge transformation, they can be part of that transformation.
Compared to oil, water, land, and carbon emissions, population is the only positive "peak" that we are approaching. The number of human beings will level off in this century and the sooner we get there the better.