The silence which accompanied the news that Phil Hughes may not be be ready to start the season after suffering another back injury in spring training is foreboding, to say the least.
The Yankees, quite sensibly, want to give Hughes time to get the bulging disc in his upper back healed rather than ... More >>
On the 10th anniversary weekend of the September 11 attacks, every single living American blogger wrote a 9/11 memorial post. (Those who did not have been drummed out of the union.)
Rightbloggers' 9/11 posts are always interesting, so we figured they'd be extra-good for 9/11 X. We were not disappo ... More >>
"You gotta admit it's catchy!"Forget everything you know about the Government of Canada. (We'll wait.) Forgotten? Good, because CBC News reports that the Government of Canada has been officially renamed "The Harper Government" by Prime Minister/re-branding expert Stephen Harper. All official ... 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 >>
When Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle last week to become the GOP nominee in the Delaware Senatorial race, a clown car pulled up and several bizarre O'Donnell quotes came piling out. The most famous of these, so far, are probably her remarks on the sure-fire comedy topics of masturbation and Sat ... More >>
"It's hard work, politicizing your whole life," read the subhed of Matt Labash's article in the rightwing Weekly Standard. At last, we thought when we saw this, they're going to own up to it! We can stop writing this accursed column -- and, freed of their delusions, conservatives can begin to live ... More >>
There's a long and curious post in the Times' Outpost section protesting the innocence of Amanda Knox, a Seattle student in Italy (or, as the author Timothy Egan likes to refer to her, una studentessa di Seattle) who's been in jail a year awaiting trial on charges of murdering a young British woman ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording"
To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending.
Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>