Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mixed Emotions? Not Quite

“Are you black or white?” “Are you Hispanic?” “So is this your ‘white side’ or ‘black side’?” A new exhibit at the Japanese-American National Museum focuses on multiracial children. Perhaps more accurately, it focuses on children who happen to be … Continue reading

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Car vs. Bike: Battle for the Streets

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has a plan for you heathen gasoline-operated vehicle operators. In the future, walkers and bikers will receive treatment equal to motorized vehicle drivers. This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized. … Continue reading

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The Extra-Specialness of SC

Whenever you see a bizarre or otherwise tangled story in the news, there’s a good chance it happened in South Carolina. The most recent: A woman in Chesterfield County was, *ahem*, busted for stripping in her mobile home. “But what’s … Continue reading

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SC Wants to Be in Pictures

Elections would really be boring affairs if not for the one candidate in each race who adds the spice. Enter Robert Ford, a Democrat running for SC governor. Last night three Republican candidates and three Democratic candidates debated higher education … Continue reading

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On Health Care Reform and What’s Next

Last night, the health care reform bill passed with a vote of 219-212. And, of course, there are extreme emotions on both sides. First, you should know that the debate isn’t over yet. The “fixes” bill will be in front … Continue reading

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Can We Call a Mulligan?

South Carolina. Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places. The Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament might be in a beautiful place, but there are not many smiling faces over a $10 million “just-in-case” loan extended to the tournament by the SC State House. Supporters … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Elaine

Desiree Rogers, once the (real) fashion face of the Obama adminstration, has gotten the boot. Not to be confused with Das Boot. No, no, no. “The boot” in politics refers to forced resignation. The probable cause might have something to … Continue reading

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