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Midday open thread: Ex-Sheriff Mack lies, Sen. Warren reveals in new book, Eschaton turns 12

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is No animals were harmed: Gung-ho ex-sheriff lies about fighting Feds with women as human shields. In an interview with TPM, former Arizona sheriff claims he never thought it was a good idea to put women out front in case the shooting started at Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Open Thread

(Walt Handelsman via Anybody up for a Book Chat? Jill LePore, in the New Yorker, reviews Senator Elizabeth Warren’s upcoming autobiography: … Warren’s book was originally called “Rigged,” a reference to her contention that...Show More Summary

Horror Story Open Thread [CBD]

Ace posted on Friday about two sentence horror stories, and Oregon Muse mentioned them again in the Book Thread. about an open thread for Morons' versions of them?...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-13-2014 [OregonMuse]

(The interior of Rizzoli bookstore on West 57th Street in Manhattan. Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times ) Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. Blue City Blues Manhattan used to...

What’s On Your Mind?

This is a Friday afternoon open thread, I would love to hear what you’re thinking. What have your travels been like this week? What are you wondering, or what would you like to know? Booked any great awards? How’s your team doing? The...Show More Summary

Friday thread: Perhaps ‘War’ brings a properly social benefit after all?

Today’s Friday thread is a talk delivered yesterday at the RSA in London by Ian Morris, author of a new book which posits the controversial idea that, over time, war is actually good for us, not necessarily as individuals but as societies. The presentation is fairly short but it was around this part I think […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ Book Reader Discussion: ‘Two Swords’

(Note: to help clear up the discussion thread congestion, we’re publishing two Game of Thrones recaps this season, one for book readers and one for non-book readers. Doing it this way means you don’t have to begin every conversationShow More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-06-2014: Burn the Heretic! [OregonMuse]

Mozilla: "We Believe In Openness & That No One Should Be Persecuted For The Beliefs They Hold, No Matter What They Are." Yes, that's an actual quote. It's from the official Mozilla Twitter feed earlier this week. Good morning...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-30-2014: The Return of Pulp [OregonMuse]

"Hey, Isn't This Thing Supposed To have An Engine?" Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. Every Moron Likes Free Books...especially if they're pulp sci-fi books from the 50s. So I...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-23-2014: Racism [OregonMuse]

Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. All non-book discussions should go in to Andy's open thread below. Thank you. Uncle Tom, We Hardly Knew Ye We all know that the epithe...

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian on Internet Freedom, Plus Independents Rerun Open Thread for Episode w/ Belle Knox, Greg Gutfeld, Julie Borowski & Greg Lukianoff!

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

At 7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT the Wednesday episode of The Independents will re-air on Fox Business Network. That was he Red Meat Wednesday show with Greg Gutfeld talking about his new book Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You, 18-year-old...Show More Summary

New Books/ARCs, 3/21/14

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

And off we go into the weekend with another set of new books/ARCs what have come to the Scalzi Compound. Tell me what causes you to feel that certain need — I must know! I must! Share in the comment thread below, if you would.

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Numbers I Did Not Know

(Ted Rall’s blog) Steve Coll, in the New York Review of Books, discussing the latest Roger Ailes bio: … One of the most fascinating aspects of Fox News’s business model is how its audience’s passion shapes and lifts the network’s profits. Normally, when a media company has an audience as old as Fox’s—the network’s median [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Whatcha Reading? March Madness Edition

by SB Sarah It's time! Hide your wallet and your giftcards, because it's the most excellent comment thread wherein I ask what you're reading, and we start giving recommendations and mini reviews and then BAM. The most expensive book order happens. Show More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (3-18-2014)

The Lifeboat Mutiny When I was around 10 or 11 I inherited a book of science fiction short stories by Robert Sheckley from my youngest uncle when he was clearing out his garage. When I got home my father happened...

Open Thread: Strange Books

This has to be the oddest book review solicitation I’ve ever received: [...] please for your own sake, educate yourself and review Dan Obrien’s How To Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against The Badasses Who Ran This Country (on-sale March 18, 2014). Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Teddy Roosevelt, not-so-great reformer. DC liberals don't get it

Jackson Lears reviews Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, calling it a "thoroughly mediocre book": It is no secret that we are living in a second Gilded Age—another era, like the first, of corrupt rule by plutocratic elites. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-16-2014: The Luck of the Irish [OregonMuse]

The Moron Meet-Up In Dublin Was A Huge Success Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. Green Beer, Anyone? May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind be always at...

Sun. Morning "Open Before The Book Thread" Thread [OregonMuse]

Today's open thread for all non-book discussions is brought to you by Private Snafu:...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-09-2014 [OregonMuse]

Yes, This Is English Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to AoSHQ's prestigious Sunday Morning Book Thread. For non-book related discussions, please use Andy's open thread below. Thanks. Ye Fyne Olde Wordes Author Mark Forsyth likes to write...

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