Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President. How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
NBC recently brought to light the Obama Administration's policy of conducting drone attacks on civilians "even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S." so long as "an informed, high-level" official thinks they're warranted. This is apparently ap ... More >>
At the beginning of 2011, the writer and reader Anne Hays published a much-discussed open letter to The New Yorker, decrying the lack of female voices in recent issues and demanding a refund should the gender imbalance not at least move toward righting itself. In the weeks since, the women's ... More >>
Well, here we are. The final Press Clips. COME ON, POOKIE! Let's burn this mothafucka down!
Last week, we learned that the Library of Congress was archiving every single public Tweet since the dawn of Twitter in their National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The Twitterverse, while largely pleased that its words were going to be immortalized by the U.S. Govern ... More >>
Just got a few calls telling us that President Obama, during a meeting with Senate Democrats, referred to the GOP's recent Massachusetts Senate victory and quoted our headline, "Scott Brown Wins Mass. Race, Giving GOP 41-59 Majority in the Senate." Per TPM, the President said, "There was app ... More >>
The smart thing for Caroline Kennedy to do would be to give a big speech on a big theme, which is what we thought her gay marriage stand was leading to. But for the time being Kennedy is just working the media a little bit harder, giving an interview to the Associated Press, to whom she explains tha ... More >>
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