Last week the Supreme Court heard a couple of gay marriage cases and, with so many politicians and even some conservatives running to grab the rainbow flag, it seemed as if a corner on the contentious issue had been turned. How went the rightbloggers? Most continued to -- paraphrasing Buckley -- s ... More >>
We have observed once or twice before that, at this point, President Obama seems to be trolling his opposition. The thickness with which he laid on the contraception issues at last year's Democratic Convention, for example, seemed ill-advised until the general conservative flip-out (and Obama's reel ... More >>
Another Monday in June, another nail-biter waiting for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the biggest cases of the year. It seems, so far, that the Supreme Court will not rule today on Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act). Though, being secretive SCOTUS, they could change thei ... More >>
It seemed like every archetype of New York liberalism--from your pashima-wearing UWS grannie to the pseudo-anarchist who introduces himself with a PGP -- was out and in rare form Tuesday night. At the Drinking Liberally State of the Union Watch Party at Forum, the drinking wasn't liberal enough ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
Parker/Spitzer, the biggest thing to happen to CNN since Larry King farted on Octomom, is finally here. Our former governor Eliot Spitzer and his foil, the saucy Putlizer-prize winning conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, are about to go on the air.
• BP has gotten the okay to begin the next phase of the "static kill" (a/k/a, pouring cement into the well part two), which is something that we never would have thought we'd be excited about 100-some days ago. Things change. Pumping operations are expected to start today. [BP] • Despite ... More >>
Following Justice So-Bro Sonia Sotomayor's appointment last summer, Elena Kagan has "thrown down" for Manhattan today.
Recently the top Google Trend item -- with "volcanic" traffic -- was "Obama Deception Censored." The phrase relates to filmmaker and Infowars proprietor Alex Jones' claim that his movie Obama Deception had been "erased, obliterated, censored" from YouTube via a hacked password. (He doesn't explai ... More >>
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter. Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
Two Washington nonagenarians are leaving their positions of power today -- one is doing so voluntarily, while the other is leaving this world altogether. After announcing verdicts in several controversial cases, Justice John Paul Stevens will step down from the Supreme Court after nearly 35 years. ... More >>
It's time for the New York Times, the paper of record, to stop being so ridiculously prude with regards to printing curse words, especially when they're used in titles or within quotes. No one is saying that Tom goddamn Friedman should start writing like Gavin fucking McInnes, but from kids t ... More >>
Alfalfa: Not yet genetically modifiedThe U.S. Supreme Court, which has nearly hacked Miranda to death, may very well swing its scythe at environmentalists and consumers. The court's making noises as if it will strike down the current ban on Monsanto's genetically engineered, pesticide-resistant alfa ... More >>
Union intransigence hits a low point
New York Post columnist/professionally misanthropic crazy catlady Andrea Peyser has this entire writing racket figured out: Once you view your respective news outlet as a way to open a hole in the earth and let out all of the worst parts of human culture and intellectual discourse with the as ... More >>
Since so much (read: nothing) is known about Elena Kagan and the White House has her under lock and key -- with the possible exception of Lady Kaga's new wardrobe supervisor -- the Supreme Court nomination process seems to be going swimmingly for everyone but the press, who want to know subst ... More >>
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer recently spoke at the 92nd Street Y, and we were there to hear him talk about things! At one point he discussed potential Supreme Court nominees. And one of these nominees' names was Elena Kagan.
Apparently both sides want to know if Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is a lesbian. The conservatives want her to be out of the closet, so they can use it as a sliming device about how she's biased (as if they aren't). And the liberals also want her to be out because they feel hid ... More >>
It's about time that a child of Manhattan's Upper Left Side was nominated for the Supreme Court. There is no better school for debate than the corridors of upper Broadway and the aisles of Zabar's, where the opinions are stronger than the garlic bagels. Obama nominee Elena Kagan, 50, has imp ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer's talk with CBS News analyst Jeff Greenfield was last night at the 92nd Street Y, and it started with Greenfield noting that Spitzer only agreed to talk "without conditions." Needless to say, this had serious potential for all parties involved, especially the audience. And Spitz ... More >>
President Obama said today that he "has no abortion litmus test" in selecting a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens and that he "wants to make sure any nominee he picks respects individual rights, including women's rights," reports the New York Times.
It hasn't been confirmed, but Supreme Court Justice David Souter is expected to resign today. The 79-year-old Justice was born in Massachusetts, and moved with his family when he was 11 to Weare, New Hampshire, where he still maintains a residence. He went from the state attorney general's office t ... More >>
U.S. Senate proves as disdainful of the Constitution as George W. Bush. Be forewarned.