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Oliver Willis brings word of yet another panel of scientists announcing that there is no link whatsoever between the M.M.R. vaccine and autism. “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn’t cause autism, and the evidence is overwhelming that it doesn’t,” said Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, who knows what she's talking about despite not being a celebrity.
"Joe the Plumber," a man named Sam who is not a plumber, may run for Congress. Joe, a briefly famous desperate attempt by the John McCain campaign to paint Barack Obama as an enemy of the working man, is mulling a run against Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, who's been in the House since 1983. Joe told Yahoo's "The Ticket" his thoughts on the potential campaign:
Labor Day is traditionally a time for picnics and parades. But this year is no picnic for American workers, and a protest march would be more appropriate than a parade.
There's a reason why George Pataki seems to be moving toward a presidential campaign, but "because Republicans want him to" is not it.
Unlike at this point in the presidential election cycle in 2007 (when we were looking at a Fred Thompson versus Hillary Clinton campaign), we basically know who the contenders will be next year. Barack Obama versus Mitt Romney or Rick Perry. Show More Summary
Should President Obama get credit for the imminent fall of the Moammar Gadhafi regime in Libya? Or should President’s George W. Bush’s neoconservative foreign policy be credited? True to form, Washington has boiled the complex issues surrounding the Libya intervention down to a simplistic question. Show More Summary
This afternoon's earthquake had barely stopped before the online jokes started.
It has been a week since Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told the country that she would bring gasoline prices down to under $2 per gallon if she were president. The reaction has run from "Wow! Can she really do that?" to "There is no...Show More Summary
The safe bet remains that Sarah Palin is simply engaged in a long and tiresome tease. Every few weeks comes some new sign of her supposedly imminent entry into the GOP presidential race, but nothing ever seems to happen.
A foreign policy advisor to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been active in recent months in an advocacy campaign to rehabilitate the reputation of an underground organization in Iran known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq. The MEK has been designated by the U.S. State Department as a "terrorist" organization.
Barack Obama is reading gritty rural neo-noir by an acknowledged master of the crime fiction genre, and the National Review is not happy with him. The president bought Daniel Woodrell's "Bayou Trilogy," along with a number of other novels,...Show More Summary
Stephanie Haw needed a good cry.
Fresh fighting erupted in Tripoli on Tuesday hours after Moammar Gadhafi's son turned up free to thwart Libyan rebel claims he had been captured, a move that seems to have energized forces still loyal to the embattled regime.
Orrin hatch used to be the symbol of how our American political system could, against the odds, still work for Americans. The rabidly conservative senator was proud to call the steadfastly liberal Sen. Ted Kennedy his personal friend. Show More Summary
By delicious coincidence, the new movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was showing in theaters nationwide, even as two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination debated whether it is a fact or a theory that humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons descend from a common ancestor. Show More Summary
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is attempting to jump-start his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by calling out his opponents on their willingness to embrace Tea Party orthodoxy. Steve Kornacki wrote about Huntsman's strategy on Monday, then dissected it with Time's Michael Crowley and guest-host Ron Reagan on MSNBC's "Hardball" later in the day:
On Sunday, when there was huge, historic news breaking very suddenly in Libya, the best television coverage of the event available for Americans was, obviously, on al-Jazeera English -- which is still not available on most cable packages...Show More Summary
Jon Huntsman has made no secret of his desire to emulate the strategy that John McCain used when he ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000.
Last week, a nation in the throes of '80s nostalgia breathed a collective sigh of relief as a major cinematic mystery was suddenly -- and shockingly -- solved. Finally, after more than a quarter century of speculation, we now know exactly why Marty McFly originally became friends with Dr. Show More Summary