Just some ramblings….. A great piece by Jonathan Rauch in The Atlantic (The Case for Corruption http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/03/the-case-for-corruption/357568/ ) nails human nature and, accordingly, a missing tactic in DC: we all want to feel like we’re getting a deal. So let …..

What is it to be human? Is the belief that we are truly unique with some some transcendent value an outdated, quaint notion? Currently, as the linked story details, some scientists have developed a technique in which the DNA of …..

An app and a city. In the immortal words of Martha Reeves, “Can’t forget the Motor City.” Fifty years ago “Dancing in the Street” was born in Detriot, as co-writer Mickey Stevenson (the other co-writers were legendary Marvin Gaye and …..

Sometimes we likely grow complacent with tyrants. No chance of that today after reading George Will’s column on Ukraine. Its president, Viktor Yanukovych, had earlier opted to reject a trade and economic agreement with the European Union in favor of …..

It’s been well documented how a business with $10 billion in annual revenue known as the NFL somehow gets to classify itself as a non-profit while its commissioner takes home a $44 million paycheck. From sea to shining sea, pro …..

According to Cedric Muhammad in Forbes, Laura Ingraham pummeled George Will debating immigration. And the Democrats are hoping Cedric is right and that this win carries over well past mid-terms. As being anti-immigration may play well in the most extremely …..

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/how-single-motherhood-hurts-kids/?hp&rref=opinion http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/chicago-teens-stories-on-becoming-a-man-leave-a-mark-on-the-president/2014/02/09/8808c336-82b8-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html?hpid=z4

I genuinely value civility. Really. So this should place an exclamation point on just how far detached some millionaire CEOs can be. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/aol-chief-ignites-firestorm-over-401k-cuts-and-distressed-babies-remark/2014/02/07/2116c03a-9012-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html Postscript…or aka when he saw the light of planet olios lucidity