Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>
If sexual assault in the military has persisted with a nauseating frequency of terror, shame, and muted protest, this week has amplified that signal to a roar. On Monday, the officer in charge of the Air Force's Sexual Prevention and Response unit was charged with sexual battery for assaulting a wom ... More >>
Chuck Schumer, media adviserOn Tuesday morning, a telling little bit of the relationship between high-ranking politicians and the press was exposed when New York Senator Chuck Schumer was caught chatting prematurely on a conference call about the budget process with his fellow lawmakers. Schu ... More >>
Those suffering the slings and arrows of Tuesday's election results should avoid the big map in the Times today showing a shower of nasty little red-colored and rightward-surging darts flowing across America. Each little arrow shows a Congressional district where the Party of No gained ground ... More >>
Remember that movie Labyrinth where David Bowie and a bunch of Muppets torture Jennifer Connelly with a giant maze and musical numbers? Apparently the White House is kinda like that.
And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>
Gen. Ray Odierno announced yesterday that a new code of conduct for soldiers in Iraq which goes into effect Jan. 1 will not include a controversial rule penalizing "all United States military personnel, and... all civilians, serving with, employed by, or accompanying" the military in northern ... More >>
The U.S. Senate just passed a bill to give the Food and Drug Administration regulatory power over tobacco products marketed in the U.S. Among the innovations expected when this bill is reconciled with the House version and signed by President Obama is larger warning labels on cigarette packs (of the ... More >>
Few things can scare Americans into paying attention to the environment like risks to children's health. USA Today published the results of an interesting eight-month-long investigation this week. In "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools," the newspaper used the government's model ... More >>
'Peace Mom' announces she won't challenge Senator Feinstein
With Peace Mom absent from Crawford arrests, protesters carry out civil-disobedience plans
Or Senate. The anti-war left seeks a challenger for Hillary Clinton
Hillary walks tightrope! Schumer frolics in spotlight!
Busting that GOP dream plot: shut out Hillary by appointing hubby to Supreme Court
Urban shaman Donna Henes makes royal mischief
David O. Russell gets to the ♥ of the matter with an existential farce and a Gulf War II doc
Brokers Get Rich. The Rich Get Tax Breaks. And the Little Guy Gets No Pension.
California Lawmakers Keep Condit at Arms Length
Reviled RealtorsNursing Home Operators Raising Funds for Campaign
Republicans Reeling From Backlash
Women and minorities swung the election to the Democrats. Can the Republicans now claim them?