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Doug Powers
by | Oct 24, 2006

The population of the United States just recently hit 300 million. For political candidates, their pollsters and the media, this huge collection of citizens must be categorically jammed into demographic cages for careful observation. The demographics used to be easy…

by | Aug 16, 2006

The Bank of England released the names of 19 people who have been taken into custody for plotting to blow up airplanes while in flight from England to the United States. You can always count on a bank to be…

by | Jun 21, 2006

You wish the world could be completely peaceful, and so do I. There, now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can work our way back to the real world, almost, and talk about the upcoming World Peace…

by | Jun 8, 2006

It’s no secret that we’re living in a world that is in an ever-increasing hurry to do absolutely nothing. We get road rage (newly diagnosed by epidemiologists who themselves have — you guessed it: too much free time — as…

by | May 2, 2006

It’s true, gas prices are as high as a mouse in Willie Nelson’s laundry hamper. That’s no secret. Yes, retiring Exxon Chairman Lee Raymond got a $400 million retirement package. We all know that. Everybody’s in an uproar. President Bush…

by | Apr 21, 2006

Author’s note: By the time you finish this column, it will be 2.6 degrees warmer somewhere else. Al Gore has a movie coming out next month. I’ll wait until the excitement dies down to continue. Okay… The film, entitled An…

by | Apr 12, 2006

The rallies staged by those purported to care deeply about civil rights and amnesty for Mexican illegals in the United States continue. People who are taking part in these marches are looking for one of four things: A) free stuff…

by | Apr 6, 2006

The United States is galloping toward the inevitable: the cloning of a human being. An Austin, Texas company, ViaGen Inc., has cloned two horses, and has future plans to clone a hundred horses per year. Some people are quite excited…

by | Mar 21, 2006

On a regular basis, we hear people say how they “support the troops but are against the war.” This has never made much sense to me, but then again, I’m not as smart as actors and comedians. Is there anything…

by | Mar 14, 2006

The list of feel-good bumper stickers such as “Think globally, act locally” and “You can’t hug your kids with nuclear arms” should now be countered with “Nobody can afford ‘peace at any cost.’” Late last year, four people who were…

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