When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
There's certainly a pessimistic way to interpret this story: According to a feature on CBS' "60 Minutes Overtime" with the Robin Hood Foundation's David Saltzman, Bill Clinton asked Led Zeppelin to play at the celebrity-studded 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert, but the band declined. Bill Cli ... More >>
Psst, brother! Are you down with the revolution? No, we don't mean the revolution of the Sixties -- though some of the star players in this one do dress like Paul Revere and the Raiders (and most of them are old enough that -- who knows? -- they may have have gotten stoned and marched on the Penta ... More >>
You see it all the time in papers or on the web: "Islamic charities in US linked to terrorist funding," "Kerry campaign accepted funds from activist linked to terrorist group," "Barack Obama linked to terrorist Yasser Arafat," etc. Now Michael Bloomberg joins their illustrious company. His of ... More >>
Apparently somebody thinks promising to close Gitmo and stop torture, making a speech to the Arab world, and in general not being so much of a dick as most recent Presidents deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. What do we know? Maybe all previous winner Muhammad Yunus' microlending doesn't have ... More >>
A friend sends us this shot of an ad which he claims is appearing "on buses all over town." We don't get around much, so we can't verify that, but we see that the Sheik in question, the Royal Protector of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, hired government relations firm BKSH & Associates in Feb ... More >>
At first glance it looked like another bad week for the rightbloggers. There was a Presidential debate and, as has become customary, they scored it a success for McCain while non-blogger-Americans went the other way. Failing there, rightbloggers milked McCain debate prop Joe the Plumber, expecting ... More >>
The stunning news of Hamas's win in Palestinian elections has diplomats and pols scrambling to contain/condemn the latest inconvenient (and, yeah, scary) result of democracy. Leading the pack is New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, runner-up in the 2005 Democratic mayoral primary and likely 2009 can ... More >>
Arafat's trademark scarf is now military chic
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Anti-Zionist Hasidim in Landmark Meeting With Nation of Islam Leader
The First Lady may not have the belly for a street fight with Rudy Giuliani. Enter Al Sharpton.