With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>
I don't have room to print all of them. Even though the Internet is infinite, my fingers would eventually give out at a certain point. So let's just name the things Sarah Palin didn't know according to HBO's Game Change, the riveting film which has been running over and over again to drill her clu ... More >>
Jay Scheib adapts Samuel R. Delany's epic science-fiction classic Dhalgren
State attorney general Andrew Cuomo this morning reached to take the first post-TARP scalp, accusing former Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis of pulling a massive fraud on both taxpayers and shareholders. "Egregious and reprehensible" were two of the kinder words Cuomo used in unveiling a civil lawsuit ... More >>
A grand duo of ballet films comes to Film Forum. Well choreographed!
The New York Observer and the Staten Island Advance today endorse Mayor Bloomberg's third term (the Advance "strongly," the Observer in a tasteful shade of salmon). The proletarian Advance shakes its head that some people, upset by Bloomberg's overthrow of term limits, are planning to vote a ... More >>
What scandal? Thompson's pals keep their edge.
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>
Al Jazeera's morning report, proving once again that it's ridiculous censorship for U.S. cable outlets to not carry the Arab world's most powerful news outlet. Dick Cheney's dream of an imperial vice presidency lording over all the world's oil fields is now officially dead. President Barack Obam ... More >>
The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time. A banner day for the New York Times. Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>
The Federal judge considering Bernie Madoff's case told him, understandably, not to send anyone any money. But, prosecutors contended in court yesterday, the Ponzi scheme operator has mailed "at least a million dollars worth of jewelry as gifts to family members and friends" in the interim, and th ... More >>
The recently fashionable practice of hawking disgraced ponzi-meister Bernie Madoff items on eBay has spread to most of the other firms which have tanked in recent months.Why people would want items commemorating vast, endemic fraud and even worse bumbling is beyond us. But, we did a search, and, hey ... More >>
Well, just another bailout that didn't work. Brett Favre was supposed to save the New York Jets, which would have made the city's sports fans happy, though not as happy as those Wall Streeters in their stadium skyboxes. But in the middle of a boom — the Jets were 8-3 and seemed a cinch for th ... More >>
How the benevolent billionaire with no political debts ended up owning us all
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New York Senator Hillary Clinton?