Charles Pierce: Am I alone in thinking that this is the strangest damn story to come out of the recent congressional experiment in inertia?
No disrespect intended to the Maasai warriors of North Dakota, but I have some questions and some observations:
1) Mark Warner is one of the most placid and inoffensive people in the Senate. What could he possibly have said to provoke Lamar Alexander to violence?
2) Lamar Alexander is 77 years old. Who know he had such a live arm at his age? And ...
3) A talking stick? Really? read more
The Bill Isn't Signed Yet, But Other Countries Have Already Launched a Race to the Bottom' to
Undermine New U.S. Corporate Tax Cuts. The Trump bill, which reads like a wish list for Goldman Sachs and its clients, has already triggered an aggressive "race to the bottom" in international corporate tax rates, rules and regulations. It is the exact opposite of his campaign promise to help the middle class.
What the mainstream American news has failed to notice are the global responses, including: see article. read more
"I'm flabbergasted," said Levite, who served with Hampton on the board of Circle of Friends for American Veterans from 2006 to 2009. "Those figures blow me away." read more
this episode on Kratom is brilliant. nearly all you need to know about Drug Wars is covered in the excellent discussions here.
from Brooklyn to Thailand. read more