Tom Coburn is John McCain’s Choice for New VA Head: Hours after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced his resignation, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is floating retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn as a possible candidate for the slot in President Barack Obama’s cabinet. While Coburn would be a good choice, its rumored that the position has already been offered to Patrick Dempsey, who currently plays Dr Derek Shepherd on ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Support Growing For Denying Guns to the Mentally Ill: Following last week’s killing spree in Santa Barbara, a new poll found that most Americans would support new measures to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, a move which is strongly opposed by the NRA. I fully understand the NRA’s position. If you take guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, you’re leaving them completely defenseless against a whole host of imaginary enemies.
States Finding it Difficult Writing Laws for Driver-Less Cars: As the possibility of driver-less cars appears to be happening sooner instead of later, states are quickly trying to write laws governing them, but are finding it’s not easy to write rules of the road for vehicles with no steering wheel or pedals. Still, I have to believe its gotta be easier dealing with a few driverless cars in Santa Monica than it was dealing headless horsemen in Sleepy Hollow.
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