Group of Twenty

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Morning Links: Heroin Bust in Hell's Kitchen; Less-Popular Obama Won't Cave on Tax Cuts; Adventures in Bikram with Lady Gaga

    ​• Happy Friday! The heroin den formerly located at 417 W. 43rd St., inside, as the New York Post puts it, a "Next to Normal-seeming ground-floor duplex," (wink, wink! groan, groan) has been busted and a stash worth $6.5 million has been seized. Note: when the neighbors move in and put black ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Barack Obama in India, New York Times

    ​President Barack Obama kicked off his Asia trip in India today with a speech at the Taj Mahal Palace, the very same hotel attacked by terrorists two years ago, as a symbolic gesture "absolutely" meant to send a message. Obama has made a priority of strengthening ties with India and other Asia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2010

    The G20 Summit is Blowing Up Toronto

    ​Dress in all black, blow up a car, run. That's the general idea of attending the Group of 20 Summit this weekend in Toronto, if you're not invited to the shirt-and-tie party. As usual, the facist-hating environmental activists are causing a ruckus at the meetings where the world's most import ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2010

    Police Reportedly Abuse Journalists, Peaceful Protesters at G20 Summit

    ​Earlier we discussed the sloppy scene at this weekend's G-20 Summit in Toronto, where the world's foremost leaders discuss the international economy, while dissenters smash and burn shit. Around 500 have been arrested in the streets so far. It's not a good look for anyone, especially consider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    An Interview with the Tweeting Anarchist, Elliot Madison

    Elliot Madison on a recent episode of Democracy Now!​When Jackson Heights resident Elliot Madison learned last week that charges against him had been dropped by the Allegheny County District Attorney in Pennsylvania, he had little reason to celebrate. The 41-year-old Queens social worker was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    How Rightbloggers Made "Fascist" the New "Socialist"

    Rightbloggers talked a lot over the past eight years about Bush Derangement Syndrome, liberal sufferers of which thought Bush engaged in a totalitarian overthrow of our liberties. One of the symptoms was calling the President a fascist. "A strong word to fling about," warned The Anchoress, who noted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Obama told Chrysler and GM to get their shit straight or go bankrupt. The new head of GM said that was okay with him. (Aren't they supposed to whine and resign in the Times?) This of course made Obama a fascist. Rightbloggers were also mad when Obama went to Europe and wasn't nice enough to the Quee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    G-20 Pumps $1 Trillion in Play Money, Gold and Whatnot into Lousy World Economy

    As rioters remonstrate with the police, the world leaders at the G-20 Summit (which was originally a cozy gathering of six world leaders, but like many all-star events has swollen in recent years) convenes in London. They apparently won't touch the recent Chinese proposal for a new world currency st ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 1, 2009


    Fair includes film by Brad Will

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    First Obama YouTube: Things Are Bad, but He Has Plans

    The first of the announced series of YouTube addresses from the fanciful "Office of the President-Elect" has been released. Here's a summary: Bipartisan gesture: P-E Obama says "The leaders of the G-20 nations" have gathered in Washington and he's "glad President Bush has initiated this process" be ... More >>