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Move to Disqus Commenting System

Hello readers. We have moved back to the Disqus commenting system after not using it for 4 years. Back when we first used...

Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)

Over the past year and a half, as the scale of the global mass surveillance being pursued by the National Security Agency in...

A Defeat for Dilma will Mean Victory for the ‘Empire’ (Vermelho, Brazil)

Three days from now, the the people of Brazil will go to the polls to elect a new president, and as columnist Umberto Martins...

Into the morass?

Into the morass? By EUGENE ROBINSON WASHINGTON — “I don’t oppose all wars,” said Barack Obama,...

Cartoon: Radical Islam

Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle[/caption See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To...

NYC Dr. Craig Spencer Tests Positive for Ebola Virus After Treating Patients in Guinea

Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned from Guinea ten days ago after treating Ebola patients, has tested positive for the...

How to Blow An Election You Ought to Win (part iii)

This illustration is in the Public Domain Synchronicity: Political Polarization & Media Habits Journalism.org When...

Canada PM Vows Crackdown After Capital Shocked by Fatal Attacks

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country’s fight against “terrorist...

Bruce Bartlett Argues That Obama Is A Republican

There’s nothing really new here, but it will be interesting to see conservative response to Bruce Bartlett’s...

My beef with Training Day

I have extremely conflicting feelings about Training Day. A part of me loves this film, while another hates everything...

Most/Least Trusted News Sources, Ctd.

Politifact.com offers a comment from its archives on the Pew study of most and least trusted news sources. PunditFact is...

When ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Became Serious Opera

Is Mel Brooks smiling? Brooks’ 1968 comedy “The Producers” dealt with an outrageous, fictitious...

UPDATE: War memorial soldier murdered/ gunman dead, Canadian Parliment Locked down

UPDATE: The Parliment Buildings are no longer on lockdown in Ottawa. Soldier murdered appears to have been shot in the back....

Political Polarization–How The Left and Right Follow Different Sources For News

The Pew Research Center has released a study on Political Polarization and Media Habits. Most of their findings, summarized...

Beinart on US Isolationism

Peter Beinart on the myth of American Isolationism in The National Journal. Given the overwhelming evidence, both from...

Jack Vance

 I read with great zeal the works of Asimov and Heinlein. But my favorite was always the works of the late great Jack Vance....

Extremist-Inspired Attack Raises Canada’s Terror Threat Level

Canada raised its terrorist attack threat level from “low” to “medium” on Tuesday. The change came a...

Cartoon: Turkey takes action

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

Why are Americans So Czar-Struck? (Guest Voice)

Why are Americans So Czar-Struck? By Dick Polman Let’s take a break from our Ebola freakout and debate something a bit...

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

WASHINGTON – Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning...

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My beef with Training Day

I have extremely conflicting feelings about Training Day. A part of me loves this film, while another hates everything...

When ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Became Serious Opera

Is Mel Brooks smiling? Brooks’ 1968 comedy “The Producers” dealt with an outrageous, fictitious...

As Boardwalk Empire comes to an end, it still hasn’t figured out its main character

They decapitated Deadwood and they’ve foreshortened Boardwalk Empire. HBO seems to have it in for ambitious drama...

Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)

Over the past year and a half, as the scale of the global mass surveillance being pursued by the National Security Agency in...

A Defeat for Dilma will Mean Victory for the ‘Empire’ (Vermelho, Brazil)

Three days from now, the the people of Brazil will go to the polls to elect a new president, and as columnist Umberto Martins...

Cartoon: Turkey takes action

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

A Defeat for Dilma will Mean Victory for the ‘Empire’ (Vermelho, Brazil)

Three days from now, the the people of Brazil will go to the polls to elect a new president, and as columnist Umberto Martins...

Into the morass?

Into the morass? By EUGENE ROBINSON WASHINGTON — “I don’t oppose all wars,” said Barack Obama,...

How to Blow An Election You Ought to Win (part iii)

This illustration is in the Public Domain Synchronicity: Political Polarization & Media Habits Journalism.org When...

Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)

Over the past year and a half, as the scale of the global mass surveillance being pursued by the National Security Agency in...

It’s Pizza Time

Who doesn’t love pizza? While I would be hesitant to call pizza the “ultimate food,” it’s hard to deny...

What would you do if you were groped in public?

In the shadow of #gamergate*, here’s a refreshing story of empowerment and focused anger. And another way your smartphone...