Mike Lee

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2014

    Obama Punts on Immigration, and Rightbloggers Can't Run It Back

    [Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Last week President Obama, who had been threatening to issue a new executive order on immigration, suddenly backed off, saying he'd revisit the subject after the elections. This seems transparently political to us and everyone e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2014

    Rightbloggers Talk Conservative "Reform," But Who's Listening?

    According to Theodore Roosevelt biographer William Roscoe Thayer, the trenchant political observer Roscoe Conkling once said, "when Dr. Johnson told Boswell that 'patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,' he had not sounded the possibilities of 'reform.'" It's observably true, alas, that many w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2014

    Rightbloggers' "Obama is a Tyrant" Message Moves Up Wingnut Ladder to Congress

    In 1776, the Continental Congress signed a Declaration that they would separate from Great Britain because the King had unilaterally made changes to the national health care system. OK, close enough. Last week the President delayed yet another part of Obamacare, and most Americans probably thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2014

    Obama Invokes Income Inequality; Rightbloggers Come Out in Favor

    Last week's State of the Union address should have been easy innings for rightbloggers: Just talk about how Obama stinks and get back to Benghazi. But the President threw a curve: He alluded, albeit vaguely, to that "income equality" thing the kids are all talking about. It was an obvious trap, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    On Shutdown Budget Deal, Rightbloggers Agree: Planned Parenthood is Evil

    Last week's threatened shutdown of the federal government over the budget was averted, at least temporarily, by a compromise plan. The compromise throws the big-spending Democrats into reverse, and gives Republicans who had promised sweeping cuts a small, face-saving victory. Now onto the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Eyebeam's The Counter Kitchen Turns Food Upside-Down and Inside Out

    EyebeamKitchen Confidential? Never!​Eyebeam, a cool nonprofit celebrating the intersection of art and technology, is hosting a series called The Counter Kitchen, which explores how science and marketing have made food and product labels impossible to decode and will teach participants to rever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    A Night With the Noble Rot

    Keith WagstaffSake consumption fosters a certain bond.​This is not a normal wine tasting, suited older men smiling near dump buckets, quiet murmurs as people swirl their wine glasses around. It's the Saturday night after Tax Day and bespectacled Michael Daves is playing the hell out of his gui ... More >>

  • Film

    June 20, 2006