The recent round of DC scandals has been good for rightbloggers -- for about a month they've been devoted to plumping up Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and other controversies, and have succeeded in knocking down the President's approval ratings. High fives all around! But seasons change, and Scandal Spring i ... More >>
It sounded like a panel of Federal Appeals Court judges drilled lawyers with a barrage of questions yesterday during a hearing of oral arguments in the high-profile lawsuit against the Obama administration over the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Of course, that's a bit tough to confirm c ... More >>
A few days ago, we wrote about the U.S. whooping cough outbreak -- which is the worst in 50 years. Pertussis can prove deadly to infants and toddlers, but healthy adults aren't likely to succumb to this illness. (However, it's still a good idea to get a booster shot! Details here.) Whooping coug ... More >>
The United States Supreme Court moments ago handed down a ruling on whether Arizona's controversial "breathing while brown" immigration law violates the Constitution.Details of the Court's decision are unclear at the moment -- it literally just happened a few minutes ago -- but according various med ... More >>
There were two notable things that jumped out at us yesterday as the Obama administration challenged Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 before the Supreme Court. First of all, who the hell in the Obama administration let Solicitor General Donald Verrilli anywhere near the Supreme Cour ... More >>
There was a flurry of activity across the United States on gay marriage this week at both the state and federal levels, from the nation's capital all the way to Honolulu. It might be harder to keep it all straight than, say, Ted Haggard on crystal meth or George Rekers with a rent boy. Here's ... More >>
Since so much (read: nothing) is known about Elena Kagan and the White House has her under lock and key -- with the possible exception of Lady Kaga's new wardrobe supervisor -- the Supreme Court nomination process seems to be going swimmingly for everyone but the press, who want to know subst ... More >>
Eek, it 's Michael Musto, in a series of glamorous guises (we're not showing his Susan Boyle because we want you to prepare yourself first) and Running Down the Decade like it's never been run down before. (He also gets in not one, but three Top Tens. What a trouper!) Francis Davis presi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 28, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 36 School Prayer Unconstitutional Monday's Supreme Court decision declaring recitation of the New York State Regents' prayer in the public schools unconstitutional was largely due to the efforts of two Villagers ... More >>
Interrogators were told: 'If a detainee dies, you're doing it wrong.'
[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 every Monday.] HELLER HIGH WATER: RIGHTBLOGGERS ON GAYS, GUNS, AND GOOFY CARTOON ROBOTS Ga ... More >>
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Equal Protection for Whom?
One Hundred Years of Toilets and Tenements
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'We were penned in like animals.'