Deng’s Important Intervention

By |January 28th, 2013|

It's not often British basketball makes the UK sports news twice over a five-day period. Even during the London Olympics the men's team was largely ignored, mainly because it won only once, while the rest of the Great Britain team went on the country's largest gold run in Games' history. This past week was different. Domestic basketball [...]

Vacationing in Tuscany While London Burns

By |August 9th, 2011|

Well, that's come to an end. For good reason, as the New York Times outlines the spectacle. "Descent into hell," said a front page headline in The Sun tabloid which, like other newspapers, published a dramatic photograph of a woman leaping to safety in the arms of police from a blazing building. "Mob Rule," said [...]

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Parliament Testimony Begins by Murdoch’s Being Denied Request to Make Statement

By |July 19th, 2011|

**UPDATED** 11:55 A.M. EST - HEARINGS SUSPENDED FOR 10 MINUTES... as someone seems to have lunged at Rupert Murdoch, though it's not clear what happened. The Guardian reports Murdoch's wife Wendy seemed to slap him away before man in checked shirt could reach her husband. Johnny Marbles tweeted his "attack." Pictures of failed pie attack. [...]

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Pres. Obama’s Idea of Negotiating

By |June 28th, 2011|

The White House, seeking an agreement to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Aug. 2, on Monday said it would not insist that any deal include an end to former President George W. Bush's controversial tax rates on the wealthy. [...] The White House said the president is pushing the GOP to agree [...]

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Kennebunkport Republicans Choose Huntsman

By |June 20th, 2011|

Tomorrow from Jon Huntsman Jr. on Vimeo. Mark Halperin is the Republican establishment's most accurate weathervane: This is the first, but by no means the last, of eye-catching endorsements Huntsman will get from the GOP Establishment, including many with ties to Ronald Reagan and Bushes 41 and 43. Gray's endorsement will be a semiotic dog [...]

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Defining Obscene

By |June 13th, 2011|

I'm going out on a very strong limb to judge a toss up on this one. First, the New York Times, Jared Bernstein and everyone but Pres. Obama is pushing for the fed to get involved and create some kind of jobs program, while Larry Summers asks for more stimulus. But there's still no real [...]

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BLOWBACK: Chris Christie’s Rockefeller Entrance to Son’s Baseball Game

By |June 1st, 2011|

Gov. Christie is pictured departing from his spanking brand-new AugustaWestland helicopter, which was reportedly purchased at a cost to taxpayers of $12.5 million. How he used it yesterday is the stuff of an amateur politician forgetting about perceptions in an era of austerity, which Gov. Christie helped to usher in as the champion [...]

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Trivial Pursuits in Times of Peril

By |March 15th, 2011|

"For my Dad, America was the land of opportunity, where the circumstances of birth are no barrier to achieving one's dreams," Romney said in a high-profile New Hampshire speech earlier this month. He added: "The spirit of enterprise, innovation, pioneering and derring-do propelled our standard of living and economy past every other nation on earth. [...]

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Hey Keith, You’ve Been TMZ’d.

By |January 22nd, 2011|

I can't imagine anything Keith Olbermann would hate more than being TMZ'd. The juicy tabloid outfit has earned it's verb status. Segue to... TMZ's take. Here's how it went down. Sources familiar with the situation tell us that Olbermann's agent recently went to NBC complaining that Keith -- who has the most popular show on [...]

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Is Rick Santorum the Dumbest White Man on the Right?

By |January 20th, 2011|

Former Senator Rick Santorum: "The question is -- and this is what Barack Obama didn't want to answer -- is that human life a person under the Constitution? And Barack Obama says no. Well if that person, human life is not a person, then, I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say, [...]

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