Entries by John Cole

The Diet Wars

As I am currently trying to shed a few pounds, any story that has the word diet in it catches my eyes: The largest study ever to ask whether a low-fat diet reduces the risk of getting cancer or heart disease has found that the diet has no effect. Journal of the American Medical Association […]

Can We Make A Deal

Democrats won’t turn funerals into political rallies, and Republicans won’t bitch about them. I am not sure what planet people are from when they think it is appropriate to attack someone who is attending a service to honor someone. Even the NY Times picked up on this, so this is not some right wing spin […]

Steelers Rally

Here is a snapshot of my dad (it is good to be retired), AKA “the Rookie”, at the Steelers rally: According to the authorities, 250,ooo people showed up. Which, according to anti-war protestor math, is about 5 million people. I call my dad “the Rookie” because for years, my mother, brother, sister, and I suffered […]


7 February 2006 Attn: Pentagon Subject: Fix this quick The last time 1st Lt. William “Eddie” Rebrook IV saw his body armor, he was lying on a stretcher in Iraq, his arm shattered and covered in blood. A field medic tied a tourniquet around Rebrook’s right arm to stanch the bleeding from shrapnel wounds. Soldiers […]

Bad News for Republicans in 2006?

More evidence it could be a bad year at the polls for the Republicans: In Pennsylvania, Sen. Rick Santorum (R) has been running behind his challenger for months. In Montana, Sen. Conrad Burns (R), linked to the Jack Abramoff scandal, is on the defensive. In Ohio, Sen. Mike DeWine (R) is struggling to overcome a […]