Chuck Grassley and George the Third

On NPR's Morning Edition this morning, there was a profile of Iowa’s senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The segment played a quote by Grassley from a campaign or fundraising speech, where he railed against the president, tyranny, and how our Constitutional system of checks and balances was designedContinue reading “Chuck Grassley and George the Third”

On the Revolutionary Time Lord

Today was Inauguration Day. Barack Obama, whose second term as President began yesterday, was administered a ceremonial oath of office this afternoon for a public inauguration ceremony. Obama’s inaugural speech was strongly progressive in its outlook, but some of the speech’s invocations of god irked me. I tweeted my irksomeness, and Stuart Ian Burns repliedContinue reading “On the Revolutionary Time Lord”