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Terry Ballard was a native of Phoenix, Arizona until he made a wrong turn in 1990 - he has been living on Long Island ever since. His chief regret in life is that he does not have the option to live on some other planet.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 15, 2007 Checking Bush's numbers
Bush in his September 13 speech thanked the 36 countries that are providing troops on the ground. Unfortunately, data from the Brookings Institution show only 7 countries with combat troops, and only 3 of those have 1000 troops or more. How to account for the difference?
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, March 30, 2007 March Madness: or the amazing disappearing story
Last Friday, the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq was seriously injured in a suicide bombing that killed 20 people, including his brother. To read about this story, you are forced to go to foreign sources. Why?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Ich Vergessen
There is a new wave of forgetfulness in Washington that brings to mind all of the amnesia that accompanied Watergate
SHARE Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Sure and Gomorrah
Our Congress is fighting to make it even tougher for broadcasters to say a bad word. Is this making us more moral?
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 6, 2006 What would Mark Twain say?
Mark Twain wrote some of the most vehement anti-war passages in the English language. Ballard muses about what Twain would say about our current world.
SHARE Tuesday, June 13, 2006 A tale of two towns
Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly has bragged about his boyhood in Levittown, New York. This has been called into question by others, including his own mother. New evidence from an unlikely source helps to clear up the mystery once and for all.