Rendell shafts the young

Okay, so the Post-Gazette is reporting that Governor Rendell is looking to bump up the state sales tax on the current range of taxable goods by 1% point, to 6%. Allegheny County and Philadelphia County will see their sales taxes move to 8% as each county has an independent 1% tax on the same list of taxable...

Here we go again

It is amazing how fast the wardrums against Iran are beating.  Justthis morning CNN was breathlessly reporting that Iranian special forceswere behind the snatch and grab operation in Karbala that killed 5 USsoldiers.  Quietly and quickly they noted that this was just a theorywith minimal evidence...

I’m back

Sorry for my long absence from Comments from Left Field. I had been registered to blog via my blogger account for Fester’s Place before Mike invited me to blog here. Fester’s Place on Blogger just was transferred over to Blogger 2.0. Until this morning I was unable to log into Comments to...

Clap Harder

US News and World Report is reporting that President Bush is looking to go "big" in Iraq in next month’s speech on a new policy: "senior administration officials" who suggested Bush wants more time because he "is planning to do something big" namely, he is "very...

Why I dislike Barnett

Thomas Barnett is one freaking smart dude. That is obvious. And it is also obvious that he has the ear of quite a few people who can make decisions at the national level. However I have a very hard time buying into his seriousness at times, and a post at his blog today illustrates why. But before I go...

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