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Election Industry In Crisis As Romney Romps Home

He stuck his foot in his mouth a couple of times in the final days, but on Tuesday millionaire Mormon Mitt Romney cantered past the winning post in the New…

The Deranged Chorus

A Catholic former US senator from Pennsylvania once rated the dumbest man in the US Congress crested Tuesday night in Iowa’s see-saw battle among candidates for the Republican nomination and…

John Walsh, Amy Goodman & Ron Paul

From John Walsh's letter to Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, on the program's coverage of Ron Paul: “I have a bone to pick about your coverage of Ron Paul and…

Thud Of The Jackboot

Too bad Kim Jong-il kicked the bucket last weekend. If the divine hand that laid low the North Korean leader had held off for a week or so, Kim would…

Farewell To C.H.

I can’t count the times, down the years, that after some new outrage friends would call me and ask, “What happened to Christopher Hitchens?” — the inquiry prem­ised on some…

Obama Rebirthed As TR

When in doubt, wheel on Teddy Roosevelt. It’s in every Democratic president’s playbook. TR was presi­dent from 1901 to 1909. He was manly, ranching in North Dakota, exploring the Amazon…

Suddenly It’s Newt

Slapstick depends on repetition. The clown always slips in the pile of elephant crap, inevitably walks into the ladder. By such standards Mitt Romney is now the un­disputed slapstick king…

Are Drum Circles Protected By The Constitution?

From Manhattan, to Nashville, to St Louis, to Port­land, Oregon, to Oakland, California, the police this week moved in to clear out the Occupy Wall Street pro­testers from the various…

He’s No Bill Clinton!

As he prepares to follow Gov. Rick Perry into the oubliette of campaign history Herman Cain can at least console himself that as an alleged harasser of women, his was…

Will Tillikum, The ‘Killer Whale,’ Get Standing & His Day In Court?

Remember Tillikum? Back in 2010 I likened this proud mammal, at 6 tons and 22 feet long, the largest orca whale in captivity, to Spartacus. Tillikum was kidnapped by whale-slavers…

Imperial Massacres

Denied post mortem imagery of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, the world now has at its disposal photographs of Muammar Qaddafi, dispatched with a bul­let to the head after…