Goodbye, yellow ribbon! Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been a Taliban prisoner for five years when Obama bailed him out in a swap for five Guantanamo prisoners. Immediately rightbloggers professed mortal offense that the swap had been made, on a number of ostensible grounds, but probably for only one real r ... More >>
By now you've heard about the student protests at 153-year-old, privately-funded Cooper Union, where 12 members of Students for a Free Cooper Union have barricaded themselves in the clock-tower demanding the resignation of school president Jamshed Bharucha, along with a public statement from the sch ... More >>
Barack Obama was in town last night for a series of fundraising events, including one at the New Amsterdam Theater in Times Square. A coalition of activists demanding accountability for the financial fraud that set off the economic crash used the scene of the president raising millions of dollars t ... More >>
Meet Col. Douglas A. Macgregor. He's the guy who pretty much orchestrated the Battle of 73 Easting during the Gulf War, a decisive 23-minute exchange during which "10 U.S. tanks and 13 Bradley fighting vehicles destroyed nearly 70 Iraqi armored vehicles, with no 'friendly' casualties." He's basicall ... More >>
Have you ever received a piece of mail with a tracking number and you know it's there but everyone keeps passing the buck off to someone else until someone finally says "Oh, it'll show up in a day or two!"? That just happened to me for the second time. I am going to Fucking. Kill. Someone. Pr ... More >>
The New York Times' Brian Stelter just Tweeted that Keith Olbermann will be replaced tonight on MSNBC by The Nation's Washington editor Chris Hayes, who has been a guest host on MSNBC previously. On that note, Chris Hayes should probably be suspended. UPDATED.
This is fun. An earlier draft about the suspension of Chris Hayes from MSNBC before he even went on the air tonight, as reported by the New York Times: The draft that's there now: MSNBC has yet to get back to "bloggers'" -- or at least, this one's -- initial request for quote. [F ... More >>