There comes a time when good men, men of conscience, can take no more. They have to rise up against tyranny, cast off the shackles of oppression, shake their fists in the face of moral injustice. They have to use e-cigarettes in public, while trying very, very hard to get a ticket for doing so. As ... More >>
New Yorkers, as you haul yourself out into yet another carve-open-a-Tauntaun level snow day, you might be able to use a quick hit of "Oh, yeah, that's why I live here!" So, relish this: You are not represented by Charles Macheers. Macheers, a rep in the Kansas state house, recently introduced a bi ... More >>
We've been really busy the past couple days covering the mayoral election, and yet it somehow managed to slip by the whole news team that the age of progressivist communistic terror is upon us. Bill de Blasio is mayor, and soon we'll all be metaphorically and perhaps literally enslaved. Luckily, Gle ... More >>
Having worked out a lot of their racial anima on the Trayvon Martin case, rightbloggers have returned to their bombed-out bunkers to contemplate the future. Their latest big deal is "libertarian populism." The phrase seems oxymoronic, but the idea is to make conservatives and their agents in the GO ... More >>
There's a bill working its way through Congress that would offer a "path to citizenship" to the sort of immigrants currently known in some circles as illegal. Though its application is general, it's obviously aimed at U.S. guests of the Mexican persuasion, and it only has a chance of passing because ... More >>
A musical from Black 47's Larry Kirwan
Last week we, the people, demanded that the president release the recipes for his White House home brews -- the beers he enjoys so much, he is carrying some along the campaign trail. How did the White House respond? By making adorable beer puns and sharing the recipes, at last: With public excitem ... More >>
Ultra-creamy New York cheesecake may be the world's richest dessert. Hotbed of culinary fusion, NYC is not only a repository of cuisines from around the globe, but the place where many important dishes originated, if not by pure invention, then as uniquely compelling adaptations of things t ... More >>
Do you ever get upset that, as an ordinary American, you cannot simply pay Congress to pass the bills you support? If so, you're in luck. A new website, created by Natan Yellin, a programmer from Israel, plans to do just that! Politician Market aims to level the playing field for monetary don ... More >>
In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
Rachel Shteir tracks the history of shoplifting
However you're celebrating the birth of America this Fourth of July weekend, we hope you'll spare a thought for those unfortunates whose enjoyment of our hard-won freedoms is cruelly limited. We refer not to the indigent or the oppressed, but to rightbloggers whose Independence Day essays show tha ... More >>
Even though America loves a shitshow, and has every right to do so, we think this particular shitshow has gone on too long. Watching Charlie Sheen flame out again has been amusing, in part, but, much like his porn stars, we've taken to hiding in the bathroom and cringing. That is to say, we'v ... More >>
By Cat Contiguglia Michael Steele, the embattled head of the Republican National Committee, seems to be making a last ditch effort to make some friends -- any friends -- by hooking up with Al Sharpton. Steele, who has been the subject of intense criticism for irresponsible spending, includi ... More >>
Surf, turf, and doughnuts: A state senator dines out on his campaign war chest
The recent death of a former Air Force officer brings back a familiar fight for freedom
Yet another video of Andrew Meyer. By Nat Hentoff The very widely viewed video of the arrest and Tasering of University of Florida student Andrew Meyer for continuing to ask Senator John Kerry about impeaching the president, and whether Kerry and Bush were members of Yale’s secret society, Skull ... More >>
Why can't this be love?
Through the new Congress, we can begin to take back our country from George III's descendants
Grey Gardens proves that bad housekeeping can make good theater
New Military Commissions Act gives president more power than ever
A troubled legacy in Iran, Iraqbut don't ignore the Secretary's war on privacy
Rumsfeld warns that the enemy can succeed in changing our way of life. It already has.
National Security Agency, not the Times, greatly harms our constitutional privacy
Stand-up satirist misplaces his pointed political punchlines
Ronald Reagan, 19112004
Powers Formerly Reserved Only for Kings
A State Law Would Pin the T-Word on Animal-Rights and Eco Protesters
Inside the Movement for Posthuman Rights
Healy's Happiness Grail; O'Hara's Surreal Slave Narrative
'Where Is the Outrage?'
Will God Set the Curriculum?
Coming: A National Wiretap Warrant
An Indiscriminate Organization
The Return of J. Edgar Hoover
Unrepentant, Pale-faced, All-American Manhood at the Louima Trial
God Will Be the Curriculum