Obama: Romney more extreme than George W. Bush

In last night's debate, a tightly-focused President Obama pointed out how severely conservative Mitt Romney has become in this campaign: [The] last point I want to make is this: You know, there are some things where Governor Romney’s different from George Bush. George Bush didn’t propose turning Medicare into a voucher. George Bush embraced comprehensive immigrationContinue reading “Obama: Romney more extreme than George W. Bush”

California (and the world) in 3012, with massive warming

Almost a decade ago, Chris Wayan took the George W. Bush idea of how things should go on the planet — a Business as Usual scenario, but without nuclear disasters — and projected it, with sea level rise, on to maps of the world. He calls the result Dubia: Suppose we avoid war, plague, andContinue reading “California (and the world) in 3012, with massive warming”

Mitt Romney: Worse than George W. Bush?

One of this country's lesser-known great writers, Edmund White, writes for The New Yorker about the Cranbrook School, where Romney and a gang of followers ritually humiliated a gay classmate in l965.  White attended the school, just as Mitt Romney did, but a few years earlier, and as a gay person. He speculates about Romney's motivationsContinue reading “Mitt Romney: Worse than George W. Bush?”