We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>
The pithed-looking fellows you see to your left are former vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Long Island native, former Romney/Ryan campaign intern, and super creepy dude Adam Savader. If Savader's fixed gaze looks familiar, it's because in late April, he was arrested and charged with cybersta ... More >>
The day-to-day business of rightblogging -- harrying Susan Rice, cheering on congressional Republicans, and so forth -- is not very satisfying to us, nor (apparently, from their tedious writing on those subjects) to them. So we were happy for them and for ourselves when some recent reports showed t ... 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 >>
Bad 25: Ne-Yo, Melanie Fiona, Swizz Beatz Gotham Hall Wednesday, August 29 Better than: an easy hair-burning joke. "You just don't do a Michael songyou try and do the best you can." So said Ne-Yo, dabbing at his forehead, having sweated through his "Smooth Criminal" costume. On screens behi ... More >>
"So one of us is running for Vice President, but only one of us listened to 'Bawitdaba' on the way over here in the Secret Service motorcade," Paul Ryan said this morning at a rally in Royal Oaks, Michigan. Miriam Coleman of Rolling Stone reported today that Kid Rock came out in support of the VP n ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
We'd like to welcome our new office neighbor for the day, President Barack Obama, who got started speaking at the Cooper Union about five minutes ago. In the meantime, Cooper Square and the East Village has turned into a bona fide shitshow.
Last week's NY-23 race, hilarious while in progress, gets a pretty funny sidebar in the Washington Post's follow-up with Dede Scozzafava, who was hounded out of the race by national conservatives and whose endorsement of Democrat Bill Owens probably won him the election. The Post says durin ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Popular Evolution: Life-Lessons From Anthropology Author: Joseph L. Popp Publisher: Man and Nature Press Dat ... More >>
The daily schedules of Kevin Sheekey, deputy mayor for Bloombergian political ambitions, have been posted courtesy of a FOIL request and a good deed by Azi Paybarah, the NY Observer/PolitickerNY's indefatigable political watchdog. In addition to Paybarah's shrewd observations (he notes, for instance ... More >>
[Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appears here usually on Mondays.] Rightbloggers Find McCain's Chocolate Sandwich Tasty The current conv ... More >>
But while a Republican, the mayor made quite a contribution to the party
With arrests growing and two cops hurt, Critical Mass gets messy
The birth and life of the '9-11 Truth movement'
Remembering a nation on the brink of the Iraq war
If Bush's key adviser goes, these three together could replace him
Tough timing for Rep. Anthony Weiner: He's surging in the polls but might miss tonight's final debate because of a vote in Washington on Hurricane Katrina relief. The congressman, whom Marist and Quinnipiac surveys now have in second place and into a likely runoff with frontrunner Fernando Ferrer, i ... More >>
The Iraq war wound its way into today's New York City campaign chatter, with Norman Siegel slamming Mayor Mike for refusing to take a position on the war and Gifford Miller accusing Anthony Weiner of airbrushing his record on the conflict. The knee-jerk reaction, as we all know, is "What the hell d ... More >>
Sympathetic European cycling activists jump into critical mess to say, 'Free NYC cyclists'
Facts and figures of the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history
Jingo march of a marionette: Neutered of satiric drive, farce leaves puppet regime standing
How George Bush and his Republicans mobilized half a million people
A retro convention for the neocons: 9-11 gives way to 1968
Protesters spend real bucks, save real headaches with text messaging
Wonkette's Ana Marie Cox worries about her MTV gig
'God's Gift to Women'
Utilities' Cash-Transmission Lines Work Great
Watchdogs Question Prez's Reluctance to Help
Are Blacks Like Colin Powell Asking African Americans to Sell Out?
The mayor unveils a new weapon for the war on arts funding
The Scoundrels among the NBA owners