Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
Yesterday some people were saying Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (pictured) was about to confirm a run against Kirsten Glllibrand for the Democratic Senatorial nomination in 2010. Maloney's response: "Where did you get that from? It's not true." Today a story went around about how Maloney either got ... More >>
On Sunday President Obama spoke at Notre Dame University, where he had been invited to address graduates of the Catholic school. As the President is pro-choice, this raised some controversy among Catholics. And, to paraphrase Jesus, where two or three are gathered to oppose Obama, there also are ... More >>
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
Douglas Emlen, an entomologist at the University of Montana, has sparked some debate over his comments in an NPR broadcast about the dung beetle. During the segment, Emlen said that he avoids ground coffee because it's full of ground up cockroaches. [NPR] Robyn O'Brien, known as the Erin Brockovich ... More >>
The Post really gets a kick out of portraying people they don't like as animals. Taking a page from their famous "Axis of Weasels" cover showing French and German U.N. ambassadors as the aforementioned slippery mammals, they today portray Joe Biden as a pig, owing to his remarks on the risk of swin ... More >>
Obama tells a surprisingly blunt Katie Couric, "I messed up." Tom Daschle's quick exit from the health-care Cabinet job is just proof that he was a poor choice for the job. If the guy can't get it together enough to wipe his nose clean after rubbing it against the rear of society schmuckettes li ... More >>
Screw the public. We need you to bail out the press by staying in office.
The Rainbow Room in better timesAnother victim of the bad economy: The Rainbow Room will close on January 12th, but its bar, banquet space and weekend dinner-dancing will stay in business, moving to the 65th floor of the building. [AP]The holidays are over, time for inauguration fever. Asia Nine, a ... More >>
The year in picturespictures of me!
How the benevolent billionaire with no political debts ended up owning us all
An ailing factory town votes for change
Will their November double-bill be a fiesta or a wake?
Watching the chronic winker with her outnumbered, seemingly unlikely supporters
When, in the course of human events, it can't wait any longer
Praying for a boy/boy encounter with Michael Phelps, and other wooden dreams By Michael Musto
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...