In the past month, because they endorsed multiple (and sometimes bizarre) anti-abortion laws and denounced efforts to have contraception included in health insurance plans, conservatives found themselves advertised as making a "war on women."
But last week they were able to turn the tables, because ... More >>
When Andrew Breitbart died at the absurdly young age of 43, rightbloggers were sad -- and also mad at liberals, whom some of them blamed for the rageaholic activist's death.
After a period of mourning, they decided that the best tribute to their fallen leader would be to follow his example, i.e., ... More >>
Day 2: General Tso's Chicken from King Dragon (1548 Madison Avenue, 212-369-6788)
The identity of General Tso and the origin of his eponymous, ubiquitous chicken has long been a question nagging the American psyche, right along with queries like "Who is John Galt?" (spoiler: he's a total jackass w ... 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 >>
What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>
Every now and then, some lonesome soul on Twitter will try to get a hashtag or trend of their own invention to catch on, and most of the time, it doesn't work, and nobody really hears about them. One person recently did this, but much to their surprise, found the few people who played along w ... More >>
Beddia (left) and Graffagnino.By Gavin Aronsen
In the three years since a fire at the former Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino, not much has changed in the way of culpability for the negligence that led to their deaths.
Standing near the ... More >>
Have you read this week's New York Observer cover story, entitled 'Poor Little Rich Girls: The Ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman'? No? You should. It's about:
Absurdly rich young heiresses.
Absurdly rich young heiresses to the Seagram's Gin fortune -- among other fortunes -- who lost $10 ... More >>
There are a few ways to look at the case of the thwarted holiday crotch-bomber. On the one hand, we have a deluded fellow who, allegedly assured of eternal glory by jihadists who bade him sew explosive chemicals into his underwear, set his lap on fire during a Delta flight and, instead of the coo ... More >>
President Obama went to a lot of trouble last night to explain the concept behind his health care plan -- "So taxpayers are already putting this money into the kitty. The problem is they're not getting a good deal for the money they're spending," etc. -- and now Harry Reid says, whatever dude ... More >>
David ShankbonePerhaps you've been aware of the teabagging craze sweeping the nation, in which proud American redneck racists attempt at rallies to respark the flame of liberty across this great land, etc, etc, mostly by calling Obama a socialist. John Galt may also be involved. Now, proud City Pape ... More >>
Now that the tea parties are settled, we can return to traditional conservative concerns -- sloppy dressers, and Going Galt. George Will today decries the common herd's taste for denim (did you know that even "Silicon Valley billionaires" wear it?), TV programming that "frequently features childli ... More >>
In Sunday's New York Times, Frank Rich wrote that culture warriors -- that is, those "intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years" -- are being "laid off" in the Obama era, because people are too concerned with the genuine crisis of the economy to ... More >>
When we saw this link to this Pajamas Media video, in which Dr. Helen Smith interviews rightblogger Megan McArdle and a trio of folks who are alleged to be going John Galt -- the latest cool conservative fad, in which patriots reduce their productive labor to foil the socialist Obama Administratio ... More >>
President Obama has proposed ending the Bush tax cuts in 2011, bringing the top rates from 33 percent to 36 percent and from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. The lower of these hikes would apply to individuals making over $200,000 and households making over $250,000.
This is not really news, as Obama ... More >>
At the Washington Independent, Dave Weigel talks to some conservatives who believe that Obama's plan to slightly raise taxes on folks making over $250,000 a year amounts to socialism, and who plan (or at least talk about) "going John Galt" to evade them. The reference is to an Ayn Rand book in whi ... More >>