The Underlying (and Scary) Implications of Florida’s Attempt to Privatize Prison System

January 20, 2012 While the Old Man tends to focus on national issues, I occasionally react to what some state governments are doing; especially if I see a national implication. And the state of Florida has recently given new cause … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Iraqi War Is Dead – Long Live The Next War Will It Be Syria, Iran?

December 19, 2011 Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Iraq, put it this way: ‘That’s it, the war is over’. That can be correctly said now, 8 years and 10 months after the war started, and 8 years and 7 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

If Sarah Palin Was A Blond… Would Anyone Take Her Serious?

June 13, 2011 When Sarah Palin was first thrust upon the national stage in 2008 as John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, I, like many others, was somewhat impressed. Looking back on that time, I think it was mostly because of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]