It was sad -- Jay Leno's 22 years hosting The Tonight Show ended with all the excitement of a guy farting at the mall. We all talked about his joke stealing and his talk-show stealing and how he'd played to the middle, threw away his talent. We were happy to see him go back to his garage and all h ... More >>
Since President Obama proposed a new $10.10 minimum wage in his last State of the Union address, rightbloggers have been sore about it. But out of apparent respect for -- or fear of -- public opinion, they'd been keeping their mouths shut about it till last week. That's when a Congressional Budget ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
In January of 2011, President Obama selected New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in his State of the Union address to lead a banking crime busters force. The creation of the team came on behalf of the Democrat's disenfranchised liberal base, a sect frustrated with the lack of criminal conseq ... More >>
Last Tuesday was the State of the Union address, in which the President laid out a bunch of plans and Republicans denounced them. Rightbloggers got into this with the aplomb you'd expect. But when rising GOP star Marco Rubio had a comical moment in his official Republican response, and people had ... More >>
Because, in 2013, $7.25 is seriously not cutting it. One of the most attentive features of President Obama's State of the Union address the other night was his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $9. The move comes as a reaction to inflation, the higher costs of seemingly everything and t ... More >>
Last January, President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address that a joint effort between state and federal authorities would aim to bring Wall Street's ass to court for civil fraud violations. Although the frustrated liberal base wanted jail time for the 2008 financial crisis, this lega ... More >>
We know what you were probably thinking when you woke up this morning: "what ever happened to Bobby Jindal after that ghastly response he gave to President Barack Obama's 2009 State of the Union Address?"Well, maybe you weren't...but we've got an update anyway.Jindal, a former U.S. congressman/cu ... More >>
On New Year's Day in 2011, Miguel Padilla shot a semiautomatic pistol several times at a Chevy Impala following a dispute over a parking space. The shots did not strike the victim, but instead hit a 13-year-old boy who was a passenger in a nearby minivan. The gunshots shattered the rear window of th ... More >>
Last week, Runnin' Scared brought you news of Samantha Garvey, a 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist from Long Island. Garvey gained nationwide attention when reports surfaced that she and her family were living in a homeless shelter -- and that she'd risen to become a semifinalist in Intel's s ... More >>
After compiling our list of the most-read Village Voice stories of 2011, we got to thinking about what the new year will bring. While it's impossible to accurately foresee the coming news cycle, we've used complex algorithms and web-based analytics to predict ten stories that will rock the world thi ... More >>
A "rush examination" of the evidence gathered from Osama Bin Laden's secret compound in Pakistan reveals that the Al Qaeda leader was still involved in thinking up future terrorist attacks, despite now-outdated guesses from analysts that he may have become more of a figurehead in recent years ... More >>
For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>
Obama Girl Not IncludedPresident Obama took to YouTube today and managed not even meet a single troll in the comments section. The interview was pretty dull and completely conflict free. It seemed like a normal speech for Obama, hyping up his Race To Start program and promising eventual aid f ... More >>
What will President Obama say tonight in his State of the Union Address? Well, we know what the White House has shared -- via Obama's prepared remarks, "people," "new," "job," "America(n)," "make," and "years" are your #SOTU drinking game buzzwords! If you're only drinking for "teachers," you'll be ... More >>
In his final State of the Union address Monday night, President Bush concentrated on talking up the occupation of Iraq. The speech had an even greater air of a lazy student mailing it in than most Bush efforts. The viewer got the idea that he knew a lame duck president with through-the-basement appr ... More >>
Well, it’s finally over. The dream of Rudy and Hillary duking it out to be the next president died last night with Giuliani’s third-place finish in the Florida primary. As the Daily News notes on its front page, “The Fat Lady’s Singin’,” and it’s a sad, sad song. You can almost pictur ... More >>
Have you ever wondered how many times the Bush administration lied to the American public, and the world, during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq? At least, 935 times and counting, according to the Center for Public Integrity, which cataloged the lies in a searchable database. It's really a stag ... More >>
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(Speaking in tongues?) Anyone out there wonder who that was laying the long-play love on President George Bush after his State of the Union speech Monday? Answer—and then some—here.
Cindy Sheehan on the meaning of Easter in Crawford, and New York's lousy jails
Presidential analyst Justin A. Frank makes a housecall on SOTU
President sort of pro-democracy, pro-nuclear--and sort of not, too.
Peace mom pledged a campaign of arrests--but for a T-shirt?
First to Afghans, then Iraqis. Now the people of Iran?
Bush skips uncomfortable details on wiretap program
Big Bush speech creates campaign atmosphere in D.C.
Past annual addresses of a saber-rattling president
Bench turns cold shoulder to sexual minorities
Assessing the new AIDS scare
Gray-haired pols keep yammering about Social Security, but it's young people who need to be heard
Exposing our secret interrogation centersaround and outside our laws
Looking ahead to Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9-11 panel
Cleaning Up: Bush's Pals, an Oligarch, and a Siberian Pollution Factory
When Will The President Level With America?
Let Us Count the Lies on the Road to War
The Bush warmongers miss the bloody truth
The Human Cost of the U.S. Response to North Korea
High-Profile Athletes Toss Their Jocks, and Sports Bras, Into the Political Ring
For Most Americans, Tax Cuts Amount to Milk Money