The anniversary of the Gettysburg Address does not seem at first glance to be a subject steeped in controversy, but that is because you are not a dull-minded hack whose quest for new controversies must never fall below the speed of 50 miles per hour, lest the whole movement die.
1. One-woman parade of idiocy, Sarah Palin: The Pope is too liberal; social programs are similar to slavery.
Sarah Palin was on book tour this week, telegenically spewing some of the stupidest nonsense we've heard since she announced she could see Russia from her house. We'd like to ignore her, but the fact is she's hugely popular among a certain segment of the population, and her book about the "war on Christmas,"Good Tidings and Great Joy, is destined for best-sellerdom. Just don't wish her "Happy holidays!" That is waging war, my friend. read more
A new study has found that levels of air pollution downwind of the largest tar sands, oil and gas producing region in Canada rival levels found in the world's most polluted cities. And that pollution isn't just dirtying the air -- it also could be tied increased incidence of blood cancers in men that live in the area. read more
While less influential in Oregon, Kuzmanich and the state's Tea Party have nonetheless cheered the confrontation with President Obama over the budget.
Kuzmanich, for example, appeared on KATU Channel 2's Your Voice, Your Vote on Oct. 6, where he told host Steve Dunn the forced budget austerity would help Americans return to "fiscal and personal responsibility." read more