The NSA controversy, which continues to develop, has been useful in a lot of ways. It's gotten people talking after a long period of quiet about the surveillance powers of the state -- and whereas the national security state had legions of defenders back in post-9/11 days, in these post-post-9/11 da ... More >>
It's the week of our "Best of NYC" issue, for which I wrote a featured nightlife interview, plus plenty of items, including best door person, nicest drag queen, and best after-theater hangout. But let me add one: The Best Celeb To Follow On Twitter is...
Arizona is known for a few things: the Grand Canyon, its beautiful sunsets...and for having some of the dopiest, gun-loving, hillbilly politicians in the entire country.Enter Arizona Congressional candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, who said in a recent interview that A) Middle Easterners look like M ... More >>
Well, we really don't know what to make of all this... As we have been attentively tracking any and all U.S. drug policy developments, a common motif is the legal confusion surrounding medical marijuana. In California, for example, some municipalities have held back on clearly defining dispensar ... More >>
It's been a busy couple of days in America's weed world. For starters, Arizona will hold a lottery tomorrow to pick medical marijuana dispensaries, according to The Associated Press.
The United States Supreme Court moments ago handed down a ruling on whether Arizona's controversial "breathing while brown" immigration law violates the Constitution.Details of the Court's decision are unclear at the moment -- it literally just happened a few minutes ago -- but according various med ... More >>
"Family planning:" The wholly innocent term infuriates the pro-life community. To them, it connotes Big Government abortions, the movie Juno and everything that is "morally wrong" with women's reproductive health (apparently, there is a lot). Since the female health service organization Planned ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Voice scribe Steven Thrasher apparently spent a good chunk of his day kvetching about me in the form of a lengthy blog post, in which he called me a racist. He then challenged me (without ever actually speaking to me -- or replying to multiple emails -- of course) to some sort ... More >>
Tonight is the night... for more primaries. Arizona and Michigan are next up for primaries as voters in these states have until this evening to choose their favorite Republican presidential candidate. Contrary to popular belief, these two primaries are actually worth something: Arizona will award 29 ... More >>
Despite fresh pushback from some top conservatives, the longstanding rightblogger obsession with Barack Obama's birth certificate has not abated. Even as prominent rightwing columnists and politicians tried to talk down the birther surge exacerbated by the Donald Trump campaign, the notion that O ... More >>
Christina Taylor GreenFollowing up on today's earlier post about the Westboro Baptist Church's intended picketing of the funeral service for Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old killed in the shooting in Tucson on Saturday, we've learned that Arizona legislators have approved emergency legi ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Nueva York is more Mexican than ever—so where's the great food?
A new study reveals that 100 percent of the Arizona sheriff's fans are morons
Needs more meth• Lindsay Lohan will head straight from jail to rehab at Morningside Recovery for 90 days, in order to be treated for addiction and bipolar disorder. According to a source, "methamphetamine and opiates are her 'drugs of choice,'" which makes cocaine and alcohol feel really le ... More >>
Today federal judge Susan Bolton blocked the "most controversial" parts of Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law -- including the part that would allow police to ask about the immigration status of individuals they stop for other reasons, and the part that would require immigran ... More >>
Rob Krentz's family speaks
• Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will meet President Obama today at the White House. She has said "she will paint a picture of her state as 'under siege' by Mexican drug cartels and illegal immigrants." • Government officials say no to nuking the leaking oil well in the Gulf. Apparently it ... More >>
Arizona's insanity deepens
Famous author Sarah Palin has yet to figure out why typing and reading are so hard, but she does know exactly how she feels about brown people: keep 'em out! The former governor and current celebrity/corporate entity took to -- where else -- her Facebook page today to voice her support for ... More >>
On Tuesday of this week, Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill banning schools from teaching classes "that are designed for students of a particular ethnic group, promote resentment or advocate ethnic solidarity over treating pupils as individuals, or promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, ... More >>
Thanks to State Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
No, it's not yet like the state v. state fight in 2001, when the Yankees played the Diamondbacks in the World Series. But now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed her state's draconian Senate Bill 1070 into law, a number of New York immigration activists and politicians are angry enough to cr ... More >>