More proof that America, far from being the greatest country on earth, is a third-world slum oyster with a 1% pearl in the middle of it. The vast majority of the place is poor and backward (both educationally and technologically), with crumbling infrastructure, poor public services, no access to health care (because… » 1/29/15 11:46am Thursday 11:46am

Really, the graphic makes it seem as if the way to hit on girls in the club is to massage the inboard side of the boobies with a "dubscratch" (is that a music? I'm old) rhythm. » 1/28/15 7:16pm Wednesday 7:16pm

It was, for a brief period of time, not this way. There was a time, and a place, where the top 1% saw their wealth diminish while the middle and lower classes saw their wealth increase. 1940-1980, to be specific. Which now looks more like an aberration than a change from the past 2000 years of history. In the same way… » 1/28/15 1:37pm Wednesday 1:37pm

Uh, listen jack. If you graph income equality over the past hundred years, the big spike at the end basically starts when that bill was passed. You can claim a lot of things for it, but you can't claim it made things better for the middle class. We're now at 1895 levels, and if we don't start taxing wealth we're… » 1/23/15 3:51pm 1/23/15 3:51pm

Anyone who thinks the Parthenon marbles should be restored to Greece, as part of its patrimony, see here: the level of conservation is simply not up to top museum standards in much of the rest of the world. Had we not pillaged those artifacts over the past several hundred years, they'd all have been burnt for lime or… » 1/22/15 9:29am 1/22/15 9:29am