The Soundings Blog

Astronomy Adventure – NGC 253

Living in an area where the Bortle Scale is somewhere between 6 and 7 makes things pretty difficult for capturing deep-sky objects in particular. NGC 253, or the Silver Dollar galaxy, is part of...

The Racketeer, The Evangelist, And The Pool Boy

One of the most confounding issues of the 2016 campaign was the question of what drove the evangelical community’s blind obeisance to the Trump campaign. Obviously, abortion and the Supreme Court were and always...

A Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

One of the most ironic things about Hillary Clinton is that she had the reputation of someone who always shaded the truth but ended up taking the most flak for when she spoke it....

Rigging Elections

There are a couple of recent stories that illustrate just how corrupt the Republican party has become and what little regard they have for democracy, only thirsting to stay in power by any means...

Paul Ryan: Charlatan And Traitor

As Paul Ryan exits Washington and ends one of the longest cons in modern political history, it is remarkable to see that so many of his marks in the media have finally discovered how...

Brexit Or Forgexit

Theresa May bowed to the inevitable today and pulled the vote on the Brexit deal she had spent the last year and a half negotiating with the EU. May was always playing a bad...