City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is having a rough week so far. For one thing, new Quinnipiac poll shows the mayoral front-runner's numbers hitting a five-month low. She's also facing a new attack ad paid for by a coalition of labor and animal-rights groups. The ad got some media attention earl ... More >>
Well, it's one of many reasons. It's that the family isn't protected to begin with. It's estimated that somewhere around 40 or 50% of marriages end in divorce! That situation has left million of kids with two separated parents, sometimes bitterly shifting the kid between them according to judgmen ... More >>
Protests. Tons of them.It has become a common trend now in New York City news that when the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran comes to town for a United Nations gathering, it can only be expected that hundreds of people will meet him half-way with angry remarks and on-the-ground disapp ... More >>
There's a reason for the title of Jafar Panahi's urgent new movie
Frontrunner Michele Bachmann has her eyes on the prize.Today, in Ames, Iowa, the race for the Republican presidential candidacy begins its gestation. Candidates, pundits and voters flock to the campus of Iowa State University to, according to the Los Angeles Times, "mingle, eat barbecue and h ... More >>
WikiLeaks is starting to read like George W. Bush-penned fan fiction, with reports today of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad getting slapped across the face by Revolutionary Guard Chief of Staff Mohammed Ali Jafari, who is apparently still alive, somehow. It seems they disagreed about Ir ... More >>
This weekend we got another fat load of WikiLeaks, based on purloined diplomatic cables to and from the U.S. State Department. As happened when Julian Assange's muckraking endeavor leaked U.S. military data from Iraq earlier this year, conservatives are outraged, and some call, as before, for the ex ... More >>
Continuing in their reign of New York City terror, bedbugs have infested the UN. In fact, it seems that bedbugs have been hanging around the UN since at least 2009, causing all sorts of unwanted issues with international diplomacy and feeling itchy.
Paul in happier daysSad, sad news in cephalopods this morning: Paul the psychic octopus who predicted the results of World Cup soccer games with eerie accuracy, has died in his aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.
How's Iranian-by-way-of-Jersey-Shore dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doing today at the UN general assembly? Not..so..well.
Phil Ross, a San Francisco-based chef and artist, hosted an insect-based meal at Brooklyn Kitchen this past weekend, as a means to promote a tasty, sustainable diet of animals you can raise yourself at home. [NY Times] Less than a month after Eataly was unleashed on New Yorkers, a roundup of ... More >>
The Altantic's resident warmonger and Washington DC's go-to tattletale gossip for old-school DC media -- Jeffrey Goldberg -- has lost a fan in Cuban dictator and ex-president Fidel Castro. UPDATE: Goldberg responds!
Kim Jong-il does not, by any New York City standard at least, put the "Ill" in "il." In other words, he as an unhip a dictator as they come. Even Iran's pretty evil Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks like he could get "into the clurrb" in comparison. North Korean dictatorships? Kinda lacking in the "c ... More >>
via the Daily NewsPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Iran's latest threat to the world -- the "Karrar" ("striker" in Farsi) jet, which can carry up to four cruise missiles and travel 620 miles.
So, the Iranian government is making mullets illegal. And, we're not for banning things, but this seems actually wise! Iran is also banning a number of other "decadent, Western" hairstyles -- we'll be able to see the full catalog after the oxymoronic Modesty and Veil Festival later this month ... More >>
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town, and will "face off" against Hillary Clinton today at the UN regarding the 40-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Critics have been trying to get Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thrown out of The Barclay hotel where he is allegedly staying during a U.N. conference this week. They haven't succeeded, but are pleased to learn that Ahmadinejad has had a banquet at the New York Helmsley cancelled by the hotel's ... More >>
Back on July 13 advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran called on local hoteliers to refuse service to Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he comes here to visit the U.N. General Assembly on September 15, his first trip to the U.S. since the murderously bogus Iranian election that retu ... More >>
"The New York Fed just appointed Denis M. Hughes as its chair. Lee Bollinger has been named as vice-chair," grumbles National Review's Jonah Goldberg. "A union organizer and a very liberal lawyer, just the team we need." Hughes, president of the New York State AFL-CIO, has served on the New Y ... More >>
Iran had one of those "neither free nor fair" elections in which Former Prime Minister Mir Hossein Mousavi and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- or "Wolf vs. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," or "loony leader" vs. "supposed reformer," depending on how you look at it -- bamboozled millions of Iranians into ... More >>
A Columbia Teachers College faculty panel has upheld the firing of Professor Madonna Constantine on plagiarism charges. (You remember Constantine -- she's the professor who became the center of controversy when a noose was found tied to her office door back in 2007.) The New York Post's editorial pa ... More >>
Iran claims to have launched its first homemade satellite on Monday. "With God's help and the desire for justice and peace," Iranian President Ahmadinejad announced via sophisticated Iranian television technology, "the official presence of the Islamic Republic was registered in space." Meanwhile Nor ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?" Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
As we get closer to the actual transition, rightbloggers are shifting gears. They're losing interest in the remaining pre-inaugural Obama business. We probably won't see anything like the Hillary Clinton Constitutional crisis again. Leon Panetta's CIA appointment drew some criticism on the grounds t ... More >>
Sarah Palin's invitation to address a Jewish rally against Iranian President Ahmadinejad at the U.N. this week drove Hillary Clinton off the bill, and was then rescinded by the offering group. So the New York Sun has printed the text of her undelivered address. One paragraph will suffice to give the ... More >>
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Yes, we have no homosexuals. by Kevin McKenna Columbia University sophomore As a gay student at Columbia University, I was looking forward to hearing what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had to say about the documented persecution of homosexuals in his country. Ahmadinejad did not discuss ... More >>
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