Like all ridiculous things, the story starts with Twitter. Shira Knishkowy, publicist at Partisan Records, asked if anyone wanted to give her and Leeds, England, band Eagulls tattoos; they wanted something stupid and permanent. A friend recommended me, and I obliged. I've never actually given a ta ... More >>
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Colum McCann crosses oceans and rivers
America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
In the late 1980s, George Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Energy & Development Corporation with a degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M, wanted a method that could find and extract formerly unseen deposits of natural gas. With a combination of horizontal drilling and something ... More >>
The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>
Oil and glory, millions of dollars stuffed in suitcases, a fugitive investor protected by Chechen mobsters, former Senator and Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell, and a Central Asian president who was who was willing to give away a purported half of his country's oil wealth for $350 million i ... More >>
A-Rod's not the only local steroid abuse story. The Staten Island Advance has been following the prosecution of local doctor Richard Lucente, who is alleged by the Brooklyn DA's office to have written steroid scrips for patients "who had no medical need for them" and "steering" these patients to Low ... More >>
Pictured above: Nobody who's in the story below. By the way, kids, don't try this at home without your parents' help. In news fresh off the server that should set the Hot Stove League blazing, The Smoking Gun unravels the tale of one Mike Bogdan, allegedly the previously unnamed FBI informant who ... More >>
In "Taliban resurgence pushes troops to change tack,"
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
That is, a president who's finally trying to persuade Hebrews. George Mitchell, chatting last April at Leeds Met in the U.K. about brokering peace deals. With just a few big steps, Barack Obama has erased George W. Bush's plodding steps in the Middle East sands. After eight years of an administr ... More >>
Al Jazeera's morning report, proving once again that it's ridiculous censorship for U.S. cable outlets to not carry the Arab world's most powerful news outlet. Dick Cheney's dream of an imperial vice presidency lording over all the world's oil fields is now officially dead. President Barack Obam ... More >>
When are journalists (and baseball) going to ask Andy tougher questions?
The Mitchell Report on steroid use in baseball joins the game's literary classics. But how good is it?
Selig and Mitchell named cheats, but they also had another target last week
Baseball has no monopoly on foul balls. The NYPD's own drug scandal keeps simmering.
Baseball commish Selig's morality play deeply impresses a confused sports press
The New York Times, Todd Gitlin, Katha Pollitt, Gloria Steinem, Jack NewfieldFrightened Liberals All
The Power of the Maine-stream
Clinton Seduced and Abandoned by the Right