Monthly Archives: May 2012

Liljenquist took Norquist’s lousy pledge

It’s generally considered professional to be polite when interviewing a politician, or anyone, but when Dan Liljenquist was here last week, I have to admit I got a bit testy with him at one point. He said he’s signed Grover … Read More

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Veterans get better coverage from “Obamacare”

A random thought for Memorial Day, which seems to have become one of national support of all things military: There is an interesting study by the Urban Institute that says veterans (click) would be better off under so-called Obamacare because it … Read More

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Would a real fiscal conservative have bought that house?

While I have a strict policy of not dancing on the graves of people who are in trouble through no fault of their own, Sen. Mike Lee, let’s say it right up front, should have known better. I mean, who the … Read More

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Bill Maher is a jerk

Gad, some people’s children: Bill Maher, who seems to make his living making fun of religion can’t let it go. He sent out a tweet, or something, today calling Mormonism a cult (click) and naturally the media is gaga, although … Read More

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Is Everest really worth the risk?

We’ve had a couple of stories in the Standard about a pair of local guys (click!) trying to climb Mt. Everest. I really hope they get back OK. No, I don’t really hope they make the peak. Frankly, I hope they … Read More

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Social Security, not just for the retired

Had some interesting feedback on Facebook about my column on Social Security today (click) — they show how critical the program is in small ways. Said one:  not only old people rely on social security to live…I am 38 years old … Read More

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No no, this is too simple. Eat less? That’s it?

Just a quickie — interesting article in the NYTimes about weight and obesity. The Times has run a bunch of articles like this. This one (click) is by a mathematician who makes it all sound so simple, just eat less and … Read More

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Which saved the lost hiker, God or Poetry?

Interesting debate among commenters here (click) on a story we ran about a hiker who broke her leg and survived four days in the wilderness reciting poetry, playing mind games and praying. The headline  only said she credited her survival with … Read More

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