business

glenn greenwald: Just in the first three months of 2008, recent lobbyist disclosure statements reveal that AT&T spent $5.2 million in lobbyist fees (puttin...

politics

Catastrophes are like a political x-ray machine. They reveal the true condition of civic institutions. Following the earthquake in Sichuan, China: Among the dev...

politics

Military columnist Joe Galloway as quoted by Glenn Greenwald: …Marine Gen. Paul Van Riper had walked out of an Iran scenario war game where he was command...

disappointments

Douchebag: The great divide in this country is not by race or even income, it’s by those who think they are better than everyone else and think they shoul...

media

Two for two: Our elections are dominated by the same tired personality script, trotted out over and over and over. Democrats and liberals — no matter how ...

politics

Glenn Greenwald: But beyond just that, there is something deeply misleading — disturbingly self-justifying — about the stampede to depict John Yoo a...

travelogues

Today, I have enjoyed the travelogues of: Dorothy Gambrell, artist, on her blog and Flickr stream. and Craig Robinson, artist, on his blog.

crime

The feeling that I’m living in the future is beginning to overwhelm me: Websense is reporting that Gmail’s CAPTCHA has been broken, and that bots ar...

politics

1. doctor, heal thyself: I just heard Bush give one of his officious lectures about democracy with the news that Castro is stepping down. He said that he expect...

politics

Our new rehearsal space is opposite one of the main Church of Scientology buildings on Hollywood Boulevard. Parking is very difficult in this area, as many of t...

politics

The People vs. the Profiteers via Digby: The trailer, unit number R-89, had been lying idle for two weeks, Conyers says, in temperatures that daily reached 120 ...

radio

Sylvia Poggioli’s latest series on NPR, Exploring the Status of Muslim Women in Europe, is excellent. One of the best reports I’ve come across on im...

quotes

The Chicago Reader quoted and paraphrased: From Adlai Stevenson to John Kerry, high-minded liberals have acted as if they were blind to the root feelings that f...

stories

A few times now, on television mostly but once on the local NPR station, KPCC, I’ve caught breathless promos for “special reports” on race, ge...

markets

Bloomberg, via The San Jose Mercury News, has the tidiest summary of the subprime lending fiasco I’ve read yet. It’s full of great quotes. On the ri...

politics

Anthony Lewis, reviewing The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin: George W. Bush fit the conservative judicial campaign perfect...

politics

A taste of the future: U.S. aircraft carrier denied access to Hong Kong Update: By the time the Chinese changed their minds, the U.S. aircraft carrier had alrea...