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Exploding comet — or coming right at us?

October 27, 2007

Comet 17P/Holmes has increased in brightness by a factor of about a million over the last three days (no, that’s not an exaggeration).  The comet, which was discovered in 1892, suddenly and without explanation has

Satellite radio is already dead

October 21, 2007

Every now and then I get one right. Howard Stern proved me wrong (and H.L. Mencken right) — Americans have an amazing appetite for juvenile locker room humor. But I’m pretty sure I’m right about

California: A whole ‘nother reality

October 13, 2007

Any five year old knows the difference between boys and girls. Under a new California law signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, however, kids there may soon discover that the matter of gender is a lot more

Bachelorizing blues

October 12, 2007

The young guys at the office seem to think that a week away from one’s wife is a vacation. The older guys I used to work with would agree. Feh. Being away from Sharon this

Talk continues moving to FM

October 8, 2007

Emmis makes a smart move in Indy: Emmis’ News/Talk WIBC-AM Indianapolis, which serves as the flagship for the Indianapolis Colts and Pacers and Indiana University football, will become a full-time Sports outlet as an ESPN

Bush: All religions pray to ‘same God’

October 7, 2007

Why did the president feel compelled to make that statement? The question, posed by an Arab television interviewer, didn’t require this answer: I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world,

The RIAA is killing music

October 6, 2007

We are the goose laying the golden egg for musicians. Now, I don’t approve of stealing music, disingenuously called “file sharing”, via peer-to-peer networks. But the case of Jammie Thomas, the first person hauled into

What are the Cards doing?

October 5, 2007

As a Cubs fan in the middle of Cardinals country, I have to wonder just what the Cards’ ownership is thinking. Walt Jocketty, arguably one of the most successful baseball GMs of the last quarter-century,

(Expletive) Yeah!

October 2, 2007

John Derbyshire has drinks with a friend who sums up the state of the GOP: I was having a conversation over drinks with a friend, a lifelong Republican, big Wall Street legal brain (but now

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