Category: News

60 Plus Association on August Revolt

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are calling it their August Revolt — a surprising upsurge of activism against President Barack Obama’s proposed health care overhaul. Spurred on by the success of their efforts to dominate the news at Democratic town hall meetings,…

Hurricane Tracking Application for iPhone and iPod Touch

Hurricane [$3.99 – iTunes link] is a hurricane tracking app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Back when I lived in Florida, hurricanes were a yearly concern. Now that I am in Texas, they don’t play such a prominent role…

Mary Kay Letourneau Gets 25 Years to Life for Sex Crimes

Mary Kay Letourneau — the teacher who spent seven years in jail after having two kids with her 13-year-old student — is the appropriate host of a Seattle Bar’s “Hot for Teacher” night… but don’t expect her to be the…

Keith Hennessey on Economic View

I’ve posted several times about how confusing a slowdown in the rate at which things get worse (the second derivative) with an actual improvement (the first derivative) has led to some ridiculous claims about economic improvement. Keith Hennessey has a…