Friday, March 22, 2013

Left Side of the Aisle #100 - Inrto to #100

This week will be a little different: This is not only the 100th show for "Left Side of the Aisle," it's being recorded on the first full day of spring. So we’re going to celebrate by foregoing any ranting denunciations of the evil-doers of the world and focus on good stuff: We've got several bits of good news, a couple of Hero Awards, and some cool science stuff under our occasional feature And Another Thing.

There are some things that should be discussed but are going to be put off for the sake of our little celebration:

For one, March 19 was the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. That definitely calls for some consideration.

Then there is the matter of the stomach-turning cowardice on the part of the Democratic leaders in the Senate, who are going out of their way to avoid requiring or expecting the members of their party to show the least bit of courage on the issue of guns.

And there is the federal budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which has probably already been voted down by the time you see this; it was, after all, considered dead on arrival. Y'see, it sharply cuts the deficit, but it was regarded as “unserious” by the pundits and politicos because it does it without attacking Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or other domestic programs.

We’ll get to all that but this week we want to have our little celebration. So here it is.

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