Unlike many a male performer before him who created an epic legacy through their unique musical talents and tragic deaths (SHOUT OUT to Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, and Hugo Chavez!), Justin Bieber has chosen a different path towards earning res ... More >>
On Thursday, the Central American country of Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum in its London embassy. The hacktivist leader dashed away from Swedish and British authorities in an effort to shield himself from the ongoing two-year trial of sex charges brought up agains ... More >>
Meeks: Target practice Things are getting so bad for scandal-plagued Queens Democratic congressman Gregory Meeks that he had to acknowledge on the House floor yesterday that he's been subpoenaed in a probe. But which probe? Meeks is embroiled in several controversies -- national, international, loc ... More >>
We have been following with less than our full attention the progress of the health care bill, but we surmise it has just made a great gain in the Senate -- not because of anything the Democrats have said (who listens to them anymore?), but because we saw this at National Review: "The story of ... More >>
In his West Point speech on Tuesday, President Obama announced 30,000 fresh troops would be delivered to Afghanistan early next year. He also said that "after 18 months, our troops will begin to come home." "Begin to come home" is a vague term, perhaps purposefully so. In the 2007 surge, three a ... More >>
Senator FireplugJust when you thought you could never feel sorry for David Paterson again, along comes kooky Carl Kruger, the comic book hero of the Democratic state senate. The fire-plug shaped Brooklyn legislator has launched himself as a one-man band fighting Paterson's proposed budget cut ... More >>
A cynical person might ask how much Rupert Murdoch is paying the White House. This weekend Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN "Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party," that the network is "undertaking a war against ... More >>
"I actually threatened to throw the documentary crew off the plane while it was in the air one time." Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers and drummer Nicko McBrain sightseeing in Mexico In the annals of rock-star heroics, piloting your bandmates, roadies, and 12 tons of stadium equipment safely arou ... More >>
As we have seen, repeatedly, rightbloggers don't need much to set them off. This week, for example, they got a lot of mileage out of Obama asking for dijon mustard on his hamburger. When rightwing talking heads made a big deal of the President's condiment choice, lefties made mock of them. Rightblog ... More >>
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 >>
After losing their federal lawsuit challenging the City Council's right to overturn term limits for Mayor Bloomberg, advocates are turning to the federal government. Last month veteran civil rights attorney (and current candidate for public advocate) Norman Siegel, along with the corporate law fir ... More >>
"Gaza medics in the line of fire," from Al Jazeera Congratulations to the New York Times. The word "war" made it into a front-page story this morning about Israel's war on Gaza. Ethan Bronner's piece even sports the word in its headline: "Gaza War Role Is Political Lift for Ex-Premier." As I ... More >>
It was a hard week for John McCain: after his lackluster debate performance, an unflattering report on Sarah Palin's trooper business, and continuing turmoil in the stock market, he's down in the polls. His supporters are feeling the desperation: McCain rallies have grown so furious that some of his ... More >>
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