Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke at historically black Howard University last week, and it was a major event. No, he didn't seem to win any black votes for the GOP -- even his fans admit as much. But white people of the rightblogger variety were all over it, and that's what counts.
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The Exxon Mobil station on 2nd Street and Avenue C became an impromptu movie theater last night, as a coalition of climate-change activists projected a short film about Hurricane Sandy recovery onto the wall above it.
Josh Fox, one of the filmmakers behind the anti-fracking film Gasland, shot the 2 ... More >>
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman just announced that his office has notified 12 additional gas station owners of his intent to "commence enforcement proceedings" against them after he claims they jacked up prices after Hurricane Sandy.In one case, the A.G. says, a gas station in the Bronx ... More >>
BP is petitioning U.S. regulators to continue drilling in the Gulf of Mexico less than a year after the massive oil spill that killed 11 workers and caused massive environmental damage. The deal would be that BP would be able to resume pre-existing drilling operations in the Gulf in exchange for ... More >>
via Alaskan DudeGood news from Alaska: The Huffington Post reports that Exxon Mobil Corp. -- the good folks who keep your homes warm, your lanterns lit and your ovens cooking -- fought off a claim from Rick Steiner, yet another "too big to fail" marine science professor. Steiner, who was mad ... More >>
Even though Tony Hayward is off to Russia in October, taking with him $1.5 million for his troubles (plus a pension fund worth about £11 million), he still seems to have a powerful ability to grate on our nerves. To wit, his declaration today that the Gulf spill "represents a failure for th ... More >>
Between the alert Vietnam vet T-shirt vendor, the big good-looking cop on horseback, the detective who squeezed underneath the Nissan Pathfinder to read the VIN number that klutzy car-bomber Faisal Shahzad forgot about, the FBI agents who lost his trail, and the mayor who decided he'd deal wi ... More >>
thinkprogress.orgMark Hemingway at NRO posts a reader's jaundiced take on US journalismMark, believe me, I hope the Daily Mail is right. But crowd estimates aside, I'm almost incredulous at that Daily Mail report. It's a fairly straight report, and it's fair! What American media outlet would prin ... More >>
If Auto-Tune hit its peak as a joke delivery device last week amidst the spectacle of a weirdly robotic Katie Couric involuntarily singing an "O Superman"-reminiscent lament for melting polar ice caps, it also hit its nadir at about the same time, when a tape surfaced of an Auto-Tuned Martin Luthe ... More >>
Last night, onetime Bravo boy and sometimes Top Chef judge Ted Allen premiered his new rival show on the Food Network, Chopped. Allen has spoken out against allegations that the show is a Top Chef rip-off, elucidating the differences on his blog, saying "There is no sleep deprivation, no "Big ... More >>