This week was consumed with the drama in Crimea, where 30,000 Russian troops provoked a tense standoff. Right on cue, the usual Beltway suspects whose foreign policy acumen gave us that glorious and tidy success, the Iraq war, sprang into action. Show More Summary
Hearing what UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has to say about progress for women, it's appalling how far we still have to go in THIS country as well. Open thread below...
Like many progressives Hillary Clinton is a total media myth. The sun total of her life in politics is s string of mindless sound bite like “fighter for women” without a single concrete accomplishment. There is no law with her name...Show More Summary
Well, I think they're soothing, anyway. But whether you feel the same way or not, you've got to appreciate what the man did for music (and the science of sound in general). In this piece alone, Stockhausen was able to take two differing styles of experimental electronic composition and bring them together seamlessly. Show More Summary
Kentucky's GOP primary is in two months and while polls show Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leading his primary challenger Matt Bevin by a wide margin, McConnell nonetheless is apparently concerned enough to run an ad attacking...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Tonight Brian Ward and I sponsored a Power Line/Fraters Libertas/Ricochet meet up at Keegan’s Irish Pub in Northeast Minneapolis. It was a fun event. The turnout was excellent, and seemed even better because our group was packed into one end of the pub. Show More Summary
On paper she sounds like a neurotic basket case “What was your favorite book as a child and do you still own a copy of it? Merck Manual. Yes.”, a professional phobic, but irl she’s consistently funny and productive – and subversive. She’s great because “her cartoons make evident the unspoken truths about family life,” as Wil Forbis puts it.
Data shows you lose sleep for more than just one night and the cumulative effect is not good for you. According to Yvonne Harrison, a sleep specialist at Liverpool John Moores University, “The start of daylight saving time in the spring is thought to lead to the relatively inconsequential loss of one hour of sleep […]
[This is a reworked/expanded version of the post I wrote a few days ago. Quite a few of you claimed to like it, so I worked it into 625 or so words. Cheers, W.] Now that Quebec’s separatist government has called an election – and now that there is a very real prospect of the [...]
Check what this genius tweeted tonight, then later deleted. Wow. Then again, the possibility that he lives in a different time zone than the rest of us may explain a few things..
CDR M is still trying to recover from his big Oscars party of last week, so you?re stuck with me. I warned him against drinking raspberry Sparkletini, but did he listen? Noooo. Truth be told, I think he?s still skeeved...
My new favorite SB Nation blogger, PFT Commenter (parodist, we hope), Explains It All for us: … What is Free Agency? Free Agency is when a player and his agent love each other very much, and they get together to try and break the hearts of all the inocent little kids and honest 40 year-old [Read more...]
Daniel Muessig, the criminal defense lawyer whose cheesy, over-the-top ad went viral yesterday, says Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad was definitely an inspiration for the commercial. "As a criminal defense attorney and as somebody who...Show More Summary
Jolly thinks we're better off without this. The Republican candidate to fill the late-Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young (R-FL) in Florida’s 13th congressional district is fully committed to repealing Obamcare, but some seniors who (sigh) have already voted for him don't think that's such a hot idea. Show More Summary
A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other. The satellite-tagged 4.4m-long female is currently swimming above the mid-Atlantic ridge - which marks a rough boundary line between east and west. Show More Summary
I became aware of Robert E. Howard through Marvel Comics’ Conan the Barbarian series which led me to a number of book compilations of Howard’s writing. As is often the case, I was not aware of just how prolific Howard was across so many genres until I started this diary.
This is Peter Hitchen's Mail on Sunday column Last week the Education Secretary, who runs a school system in which selection by ability is actually illegal, got his daughter into one of the most selective schools in the world. But.....
Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio may be among the top contenders for the GOP's next presidential ticket, but today...
This mirrors the poll that is running on Drudge right now. It might be interesting to see how the Horde differs..... Who is your current choice for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2016?...
Here’s yet another Obama gaffe ignored by the mainstream media and late-night comics. On Thursday night, Obama paid tribute to soul legend Aretha Franklin…but misspelled “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.” At least the audience thought it was funny. In addressing the crowd, Mr. Show More Summary