Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>
This weekend a scofflaw gathered some gunmen and drove off some federal agents who were trying to confiscate his property. Rightbloggers approved for several reasons. For one, the scofflaw is a rancher, just like Ronald Reagan; for another, there is an environmental angle, which always makes them ... More >>
While the world waited for word on a referendum in Crimea and the whereabouts of a missing jet airliner, there was plenty of time last week to pick apart a comedy sketch starring Zach Galifianakis and the President of the United States. The brief Funny or Die "Between Two Ferns" segment, which Obama ... More >>
Having worked out a lot of their racial anima on the Trayvon Martin case, rightbloggers have returned to their bombed-out bunkers to contemplate the future. Their latest big deal is "libertarian populism." The phrase seems oxymoronic, but the idea is to make conservatives and their agents in the GO ... More >>
So how are the other candidates doing? Other candidates? No, not the senate or house folks, but the other presidential candidates. Yes, there are actually people who aren't in the two main parties who have their own ideas about fixing this country, who had the courage to run for president. Number ... More >>
At the Voice, we have been regularly following internet policy developments. We figured it would be cool -- maybe even a public service? -- to ID people who keep pushing for web-killing proposals such as CISPA, SOPA, and PIPA in this new, occasional feature: "The People Trying To Ruin The Internet." ... More >>
Another CIA leak, but prettierNew York Times reporter James Risen could be forced to testify in court about his CIA sources if the government has their way, thereby disregarding everything he's supposed to be protected from as a journalist. Attorney General Eric Holder approved a subpoena ser ... More >>
Knight in verbal armor
After his first year, Obama shows his true face
Electric Six/Living Things Bowery Ballroom Tuesday May 5 Love these guys. Love and indifference are your only real options. "We're back at the Bowery Ballroom after attempting to go to a larger venue," announces thunderous frontman Dick Valentine. "It didn't work out. Now we'll stay here for the ... More >>
A missing Queens soldier becomes a journo-political pawn
A private corporation joins Bush administration's conspiracy to obstruct justice
Journalists, under fire today by the Bush White House, have been the enemy before
Now you can find out if you're being surveilled by the FBI or the NYPD.
Bush's war on the disloyal press climaxes in a trial on classified information.
A troubled legacy in Iran, Iraqbut don't ignore the Secretary's war on privacy
Rumsfeld warns that the enemy can succeed in changing our way of life. It already has.
The Bush team chants, 'We do not torture,' but nobody around the world believes them
Big Bush speech creates campaign atmosphere in D.C.
NYC activist groups react to new NYPD spy tactics
Team Bush digs in heels on domestic wiretaps
The secret's out: Bush is overtaken by eventsand overwhelmed
President's defense of spying yesterday doesn't square with past
Key questions left unanswered in hijacked 9-11 probe
The hijacking of the probe into the 9-11 hijackers
Disaster politics in the wake of the tsunami; Bush takes aim at the U.N.
Prying in a Terrorized World
Bush's lawyers conclude the torture of prisoners is justified in war on terrorism
The question is not what went wrong, but what didn't.
Among the Terminal Ills: Bodies in Wheel Wells
The Outing of a CIA Employee Is a Predictable Move in the Bush Government's Attack on Constitutional Rights
How to Make Your Computer Porn-Free
Ever Bigger FBI Flails at the Enemy Within
Meet the Thinkers Who'd Help Uncle SamIf Only He'd Bring Them In
McCarthyism Can Rise Again
We Got Your Hacker Repellent Right Here
Will the Justice Department Limit Public Access to Information?
The Surveillance Society: Part Two