The other day, I found myself flipping through records in massive clothing chain Urban Outfitters. I know. I had certain expectations about what I'd find: Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, maybe some new dance records like Niki & The Dove, and not much else. Basically, the vinyl equivalent of a sidewalk dorm roo ... More >>
The New York State Republican Party put out its post-election memo over the weekend and -- after blaming President Obama for the ills of the world (and the NYS GOP) -- Chairman Ed Cox echoed what political experts have been saying since Tuesday (and we've been saying for the last five years): Republ ... More >>
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's Rose Garden announcement of a kind of DREAM Act-like executive branch workaround was hijacked by a "journalist" named Neil Munro of the conservative website the Daily Caller. (You know, Tucker Carlson's totally legit publication, which recently took traffic trolling ... More >>
Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them. At this writing, there s ... More >>
8:05. The look of surprise Hillary Clinton uses when she greets people in crowds makes her look like she's trying to wake herself up. We wonder if she has a callous on her cheek from getting kissed. Whoops, Brian Williams said "death panels" was bogus! Liberalmediabias! Do a shot! 8:11. ... More >>
photo from Girl Talk's Pool Party show by Sam Horine But seriously, this was a really depressing week. We said goodbye to Teddy Kennedy through song and so did Orrin Hatch. Ellie Greenwich, the woman who wrote "Be My Baby" also passed, as did 29 year old New York DJ Josh Link. Speaking of death, M ... More >>
Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch did not let the fact that the last video on his YouTube channel was "Perils Of Government-Run Health Care" deter him from recording a hastily written homage to his good friend Ted Kennedy. Let's just do this verbatim, shall we?
Polaroids from another long, strange trip by Bridget Finn. Todd P, far right. In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla talks with the director and main subject of the new doc Todd P Goes to Austin: "A documentary or other such deification was inevitable, though Austin, directed by longtime Todd ... More >>
George W. Bush's strangest (and most welcome) beneficiary revels in various types of freedom
Despite some desperate last-minute calls, the Senate cleared Sonia Sotomayor's last obstacle, approving her for the Supreme Court 68-31. Nine Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting for her (the conservative American Spectator lists them, presumably with dishonor). "I wish President Ob ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee en banc. All the Democrats (Herb Kohl, Dianne Feinstein, Russell Feingold, Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Cardin, Dick Durbin, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Ed Kaufman, Arlen Specter ... More >>
The Senate has approved a bill that would give the District of Columbia a voting Representative in the House. Heretofore the D.C. Congressperson has been "at large" (the current holder is Eleanor Holmes Norton) and doesn't get to vote. The new voting member will be elected and seated with the next ( ... More >>
The Bush team chants, 'We do not torture,' but nobody around the world believes them
Alito, Plamegatethere's even no escape in South America for Bush
Plame's not the first spy outed by the Bush team. Remember the case of the Pakistani computer tech?
You make chump change. And Congress likes it that way.
Getting bucks from different heads of the music-biz hydra
Bush's lawyers conclude the torture of prisoners is justified in war on terrorism
A Justice Department honcho confesses: 'We are losing the fight for the Patriot Act'
Congress and movie star dance the anti-download bolero
Natural disasters, an anemic economy, and Ah-nold. California, here we come.
'Everyone in This Room Is a Suspect'
Senator Schumer Pushes to Make Covert Surveillance Easier
The Return of the Thought Police
Sixty Years After It Jailed Japanese Americans, Would the U.S. Consider Another Ethnic Internment?
Anti-Terrorism Law and Mumia Abu-Jamal
Scared Congress Seeks Shelter in Nuclear Henhouse
War Means Never Having to Tell the Truth
Actors Bite Hand That Feeds,
Insert Foot in Mouth
Campaign Files Fuel Left-Wing Opposition
The Return of J. Edgar Hoover
Easy, Senators! Theres enough money for everybody.
The Radical Right Got Wired Fast. When Will Progressives Catch Up?
Congress Brings the Crush Video Industry to Heel
Everybill The G.O.P.'s failed morality play
What was gained by last week's bombing spree? No one knows.
When blood and marriage bind lobbyists and politicians