World to end in May, 2011

My wife and I (with our daughter) were driving back from Thanksgiving break on I-10 and saw two billboards announcing the end of the world on May 21st, 2011. Since the trip took us four hours more than we thought (because of road construction and lane closures during the busiest travel time of the year) […]

Key Republican Admits Texas Withdrawing From Medicaid Would Leave Some Homeless

Texas is facing a budget deficit of at least $18 billion. Texas Republicans say pulling the state out of Medicaid is an option for the 2011 legislative session to address this deficit. While some Republicans maintain the fiction this can be done without making people homeless, the chairman of the Texas House Appropriations Committee, Jim […]

Forging Compromise

I realize it has been awhile and I want to whole-heartedly apologize my legion of fans (all two or three of them) for my absence. As you might imagine, I’ve been doing a lot of book stuff, but I’ve always entered into dialogue with our favorite Tea Party people from the north. While we disagree […]

Shorter Frank Rich: ‘We’re Screwed’

This quote by Virginia Senator Jim Webb referenced in Frank Rich’s op-ed yesterday entitled, “Still the Best Congress Money Can Buy” says all we need to know about our broken, corrupt, two-party system: “Webb has pushed for a onetime windfall profits tax on Wall Street’s record bonuses. He talks about the “unusual circumstances of the […]

Scott Barzilla’s New Book Now Available on Amazon

Scott Barzilla, one of our key bloggers here on the Hurricane, has written a new book about the Baseball Hall of Fame, and those players in line to get in.  For those who don’t know Scott, besides being a great writer, he is an expert in all things baseball.  We at the Hurricane applaud his […]

A Milestone in Colossal Stupidity

Proving Santayana (or Einstein) right, today marks a milestone in the Afghanistan quagmire. A milestone in colossal stupidity: “On Saturday Nov. 27, the United States and its allies will reach a grim milestone: they will have been in Afghanistan a day longer than the Soviet Union had been when it completed its 1989 withdrawal.” And […]

Happy Shopping—It’s All Yours

Personally, I never got the appeal of the whole day after Thanksgiving shopping experience. For some reason standing in line with a bunch of sleep-deprived, caffeine-overdosed strangers at 3 AM just doesn’t do it for me. But then again, I hate shopping any time. My Christmas shopping consists of a trip to the gift card […]

Have Republicans Taken Over North Korea?

North Korea has lobbed shells at South Korea. Two South Korean marines were killed and many houses were destroyed. (Above–North Korean soldiers peering into South Korea. Like you and I, these troops in the pcture are people in a world they did not create.) This took place on Yeonpyeong Island. This is not the first conflict between the two […]