A few days ago I mentioned how Bob Novak was hyping Fred Thompson as the hottest candidate in the race for the GOP nomination, and with just cause: Karl Rove has been sticking his electoral feelers out via one of his monkeyboys, and as everyone knows, Karl’s sweaty touch is golden. He’s also got his […]
“Why are you suing a cartoonist and what do you hope to achieve?” asked George Brock, president of the World Editor’s Forum, of Jacob Zuma, ex-Deputy President of South Africa and currently the Worst Presidential Candidate in the World. The Zuma mulled his answer at lunch with 140 international newspaper editors on Day 2 of […]
By Martin Bosworth Over at Private Intelligence, I discuss how the courts’ recent ruling against the “fleeting obscenity” rules of the FCC is another nail in the coffin of Kevin Martin’s career. Give it a whirl if you’re so inclined, and be sure to say “shit” and “fuck” a few times just to support Hollywood.
My U.S. congressman reintroduced a bill last week that would cut the federal gasoline excise tax by 10 cents a gallon each time the retail price of unleaded regular hits $3. That gesture may please his rural constituents as he faces a tough re-election campaign in ’08, but it’s a wrong, short-sighted policy that will […]
“We’ve had difficult times in the past. We will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the end of disorder.” Robert F. Kennedy, April 1968 Today is June 5th. For my parents’ generation the day that “matters” is June […]
By Robert Silvey The five reactionary members of the Bush/Roberts Supreme Court are showing themselves, case by case, to have a radical view of the law and of their place in American government. Furthermore, whatever John Roberts and Samuel Alito said in their Senate confirmation hearings about stare decisis, they have now made clear that […]
Timothy Balding, CEO of the World Association of Newspapers, is no softy. Neither are any of the other 1 600 journalists and news editors from around the world gathered in Cape Town at the 60th World Annual Newspaper Congress. Yet Balding was not alone in wiping eyes blinded by tears during the presentation of the […]