Have you seen this viral video of three little girls building a Rube Goldberg-style “Princess Machine”? It was made by GoldieBlox, which is trying to encourage a love of math and engineering by designing construction toys “from the female perspective.”Read More
Author Archives: John K. Herr
Thank you. It’s been six weeks since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s new marketplace has been open for business. And business is booming!Read More »
So you want to learn how to speak “Politician.” Terrific! First, you’ll have to unlearn traditional English, with its emphasis on making rational thoughts clear through words. Instead, obfuscate with half-truths — or better yet, quarter- and eighth-truths. Let’s get started!Read More »
Thank you. It is an honor to join you tonight.
First, a message for the media. Yes, I am running. I’m going to hit the hotel treadmill around 7 a.m. tomorrow. Right after I watch Duck Dynasty.Read More »
CONGRESS APPROVAL RATING DOWN TO ONE PERCENT
Only Members Of Congress Now Approve Of Congress
“Winning!” –Both PartiesRead More »
Education is a promise to our children. It is heartbreaking when that promise is broken. On a hill overlooking Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, PA, four miles from the eponymous river, stands Susquehanna Township High School, where hundreds of broken-hearted students, parents and teachers gathered on Sept. 23 to ask why…Read More »
Forget House of Cards. Ignore Scandal. Bleep Veep. If you really want to know how Washington works, watch Breaking Bad.
The AMC series, which airs its final episode on Sunday, just won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series. It portrays the moral compromises made to keep an illegal meth empire running.Read More »
Good day, mates! I’m going to do something that’s been done by every pundit in Washington, some of whom have made a career out of it. I’m going to write on something about which I know absolutely nothing.
In this case, it’s the Australian elections. Conservative Tony Abbott led his Liberal-National coalition to a smashing victory over Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Saturday, leaving the Labor Party at a 100-year electoral low point.
How did he do this? For clues, I looked to his victory speech.Read More »