Category Archives: Culture

NYT: Justices Are Pressed for a Broad Ruling in Campaign Case

There seemed little question after the argument in an important campaign finance case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the makers of a slashing political documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton were poised to win. The open issue was just … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“No man is an island, and rules made for imaginary islands ignore the fragile ecology of the actual archipelago.” Adam Gopnik, The Return of the Native, The New Yorker, Sept. 7, 2009

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I AM AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL this morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water … Continue reading

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They Can’t Kill Us All

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Letters from the Front

I’m just catching up with Nico Pitney’s live-blog of the ongoing protests in Iran. (Funny enough, I’m seeing him being interviewed by Rachel Maddow in a repeat of today’s show right now.) In his 2:21PM ET entry, Nico reports a … Continue reading

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Howard Kurtz defends CNN on the lack of coverage in Tehran

Twitter was all aflutter yesterday with criticism of CNN for its lack of coverage of the on-going protests in Tehran (see #cnnfail and #IranElection on Twitter, also this article from the NY Times). Howard Kurtz, of CNN’s Reliable Sources offered … Continue reading

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Accomodationism for the Greater Good?

Over at, Chris Mooney takes issue with this blog post by Jerry Coyne on what Coyne calls “accomodationism” of religion in stances by the National Academy of Science and the National Center for Science Education, two leading scientific organizations … Continue reading

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We have met the enemy… and he is us

To read the four newly released memos on prisoner interrogation written by George W. Bush’s Justice Department is to take a journey into depravity. Their language is the precise bureaucratese favored by dungeon masters throughout history. They detail how to … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Nailed It

I  am with what anecdotally seems to be the majority of people, who thought the Daily Show interview of Jim Cramer conducted by Jon Stewart was brilliant, even while painful to watch. Jim Cramer had the misfortune of representing all … Continue reading

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