you do the math

The longtime reader of this blog surely knows that Mellowcat has been, is, and will continue to be, a supporter of President Obama.  I just like the guy. But friend to friend, I have to call him out on a recent statement: Congress should take the money that we’re no longer spending on war, use […]

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fort monroe

Earlier this year I borrowed Adam Goodheart’s 1861 from Edelbitter, which includes a chronicle of the events at Fort Monroe in the early days of the Civil War.  It’s a great story – one of many that were otherwise unknown to me – in that book.  Yesterday, President Obama declared Fort Monroe to be a […]

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mr. science

President Obama gave a good talk about education and science this week, which included this important note of caution: As president, I believe that robotics can inspire young people to pursue science and engineering. And I also want to keep an eye on those robots in case they try anything.

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