We're listening to the Brian Lehrer show and reading SCOTUSblog's liveblog as the Supreme Court sits for what will probably be the final time of this term. And...SCOTUSblog is saying that the mandate has survived as a tax, and that Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the left in this ruling. The ... More >>
Last week, when we told you Newt Gingrich was the GOP's flavor of the month, you could have been forgiven for being skeptical. That Newt Gingrich? The former Speaker of the House who pissed off most of the country by shutting down the government? Who was fined by Congress for ethics violations? Who ... More >>
Nicolae Ceausescu, this is your life
Under the gaze of Moses, King Solomon, Hammurabi, and Abraham Lincoln (in a mural on the ceiling of the New York County Courthouse rotunda), the latest sad drama in the city's real estate bust played out this morning with minimal fanfare. Speaking slowly and deliberately, the auctioneer finis ... More >>
Orpheus, Dick, and a little reefer: our annual round-up of the year's best
President Obama remains on vacation, and local tabloids have hurried to us dispatches from his morning golf game on Martha's Vineyard. "OBAMA SHOWS OFF POOR GOLF SKILLS AT MARTHA'S VINEYARD," cries the Post. Apparently Obama scored a triple bogey on the second hole of a local course. Maybe the pres ... More >>
You may have already seen this photo of Obama with his feet up in the Oval Office. Now Huffington Post lets us know that this is considered by some parties to be an offense against our allies in Israel: "A number of Israeli newscasters last night called the posture insulting," says HuffPo, "since in ... More >>
FBI agents have arrested Yusuf Acar and Sushil Bansal in D.C. today in connection with a bribery case. Agents are searching the city's technology offices in which Acar worked as an infosys security officer for Vivek Kundra, who was D.C.'s chief tech officer before leaving last week to become Obama ... More >>
Critics turn into optimists, pick WALL-E as year's best.
Adam Bock, Young Jean Lee and more make up a new breed of self-aware playwrights questioning what we know about language
In search of that perfect 'candidate-beater' tank top
Seuss, somehow not fucked up
Country vet loves ladies, bologna, cartoons
The evil that men do lives after their mayoral stintsand even 9/11
Track after track of sincere classicism, internationalist anarchism, and foiled espionage
Sunrise dawns on a new day at a downtown institution
Beyond the aging Billy Graham, some new faces on the Christian right
A playwright takes inspiration from the Greatest's moves
Dems' creaky platform leans to right, has a warped colonial veneer
Stop the presses! Liberal journos donate to Democrats! Plus: N.Y.C. protesters spark mad tab disease
Reagan took New Dealer Demos for a rideand he never returned them
A Way Station For Dope, Haiti Again Gets The Wrong Kind Of Interference
Who's Watching His Watchdogs?
The Democrats scramble to find a scream-proof alpha
After Neighborhood Turnaround, HUD Seeks to Cash Out
What Didn't They Know? When Didn't They Know It?
Terrorists in Retirement
As the Looters Run Out of Loot, Layers of Disaster Remain
Were Trips to Iraq Meant to Secure Pipeline Deal?
Scared Congress Seeks Shelter in Nuclear Henhouse
Separate and Unequalthe Nations Within
Right Joins Left in Call For an End to the Drug War
When Cable Monopolies Rule the Web, Everyone Loses
Tennis Legends Bring Their Senior Tour to Central Park
Hillary Moves In
Only a Dream a Nonviolent Army?
Technological Racism in Kosovo
Wider probe could burn judiciary chair