For the fairer sex, 2013 brought its share of slut-shaming, rape-excusing, abortion-denying, boob-obsessing and all-round double-standard misogynist boorishness. Hey, now!
February: A global audience enjoyed Seth MacFarlane performing a frat boy song and dance routine called “We Saw Your Boobs” at the Academy Awards. Meanwhile, the 2013 Oscar nominees included 140 men and 35 women. And Read More
As the primary season comes to an end and the 2014 midterms start to stir, political operatives continue to make headlines for doing stupid shit. I wrote a hit story a couple weeks ago about the new breed of operatives whining and tattling and leaking. But it occurs to me that the reason for this bad behavior is that some political operatives are failing to remember one undisputed fact about campaigns: An operative must have a candidate’s best interest at heart at all times, even when the candidate acts like a lunatic.
Charles “Chuck” Colson, evangelist, author and former hatchet man for President Richard M. Nixon, died today, two weeks after surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Mr. Colson was 80 years old.
As President Nixon’s special counsel, Mr. Colson played a major role in the Watergate scandal. While serving on the committee to re-elect the president he took part in the plan for White House “plumbers” like G. Gordon Liddy to steal background information from Democratic foes.
It would almost seem that the stars had finally aligned. After weeks of stalled talks and contentious meetings between House Republicans and Democrats that escalated into a public spat between Speaker John Boehner and President Obama, a bill finally made it through the House and into the Senate, where it was speedily approved Tuesday morning Read More
Asked on Sunday’s Meet the Press whether he believes there’s a need for Congress to pass some kind of health care reform, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell replied, “Oh, absolutely. I’m not in favor of doing nothing.”
Well, of course he’d say that. Voters have long ranked health care as one Read More
There is now every reason to believe that Judd Gregg, the third-term Republican senator from New Hampshire, will soon leave his seat to join Barack Obama’s administration as commerce secretary.
It seems equally clear that Gregg only agreed to the appointment after winning an assurance from New Hampshire’s Democratic Governor, John Lynch, that Read More
As we have been reminded 11 times in the past few weeks, when a football team completes a disastrous regular season or two, the ownership’s reaction is almost always the same: clean house and start fresh.
National Republican leaders should be thankful their party isn’t an NFL franchise. Since 2006, they’ve presided over Read More
Would it be rude to ask whether the Republicans have any new proposals to save the country from this worsening recession? The question arises not because anyone expects the minority party to burst forth with creative ideas, but because conservatives in Congress and the media seem so determined to thwart or stall the economic stimulus Read More
As the government contemplates spending very large sums of money, it is reassuring to know that somebody still worries about waste. Or it would be reassuring, if only that somebody were not Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, who promises that he and his fellow Republicans will “protect taxpayers against the rush to spend their Read More
The good news for Democrats is that nearly 20 percent of the vote in Kentucky has been tabulated, and even though the state was called early for John McCain, Bruce Lunsford remains relatively close to Mitch McConnell in the race for U.S. Senate, trailing by about 12,000 votes. McConnell seemed to be widening his lead Read More