Et tu Columbus?

    First it was L.A. Next it was Seattle. Now Columbus? From Columbus Dispatch – “Mayor Michael B. Coleman has banned city workers from traveling to Arizona…” and “He agrees with those who want to send a message to the state of Arizona that this is not the American way.” Really?

    Et tu Columbus?

    First it was L.A. Next it was Seattle. Now Columbus? From Columbus Dispatch – “Mayor Michael B. Coleman has banned city workers from traveling to Arizona…” and “He agrees with those who want to send a message to the state of Arizona that this is not the American way.” Really?

    Stopping the spin, or being shaken awake from deficit shock.

    At some point this August (or later), you might hear somebody ask you – probably with at least a sniff in their voice; possibly with an outright sneer – why it is that all of a sudden conservatives/Republicans now are worried about deficits. What were we, asleep? Not particularly, of course – nonetheless, I think that this (alas, anonymous) comment about the Columbus Tea Party | Read More »

    Columbus Tea Party Early Report

    I stopped briefly by the Columbus Tea Party, which began on the State House lawn at 6:00.  I’d estimate the crowd at about 1500 to 2000 and still growing, albeit slowly, at 6:45.  It was pretty easy to calculate that there were 400 to 500 on the State House steps, and from there estimate the numbers on the ground.  That struck me as a pretty good crowd | Read More »

    America did not discover Columbus, thank God

    Columbus discovered us, and thank God for it Happy Columbus Day! And yes, there are good reasons to be happy. For the chain of events that resulted in the creation and evolution of the greatest nation the world has even known includes the discoveries of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as essential and as Exhibit A for proof of the reasons we became the Shining City | Read More »

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