When the ball dropped in Times Square at twelve o’clock high I toasted and sang, but could not help but sigh. A dozen years
Compassion, a long-time resident of the hearts and minds of many Americans, has died. Authorities say the cause of death was slow strangulation by
It’s the day after Thanksgiving: You’ve got leftover white meat, cranberry chutney and sweet-potato soufflé. We’ve got the blogging equivalent: stories that were pretty
More evidence that President Obama’s healthcare reform program is beneficial: Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, young adults—who typically are the least
Omaha, NE; Thursday, July 21, 2011. Traveling through America’s plain’s states, there is much to be learned about the distressing changes in both the
Access to the oil plays a role in the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. But there are additional strategic reasons for the U.S. wanting to
In Occasional Planet’s “<100 Words” slot, contributors can cheer for, gripe about, react to, and/or simply muse on the news of the day—as long
2010 has been the first calendar year for Occasional Planet’s eclectic, under-the-news-radar, occasionally-humorous-and-often-opinionated potpourri of mostly positive posts on progressive people, programs and ideas.