“The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” Who said it?
As soon as I picked up Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, I wanted to call a “time out” from life and put everything on pause so I could do nothing but read, read, read this unrelenting book. McCarthy pens a powerful tale of devotion and love set in a post-apocalyptic world of despair and hopelessness, as stripped […]
On election night 2008, i had the chance to speak with my newly reelected representative in a setting more private than the average meeting with a politician. That was quite a night, wasn’t it? After eight long years of Bush-Cheney running all sorts of rampant over everything from our civil liberties to our economy and […]
In Episode 4 of Better off Ted (a fantastic show that you really need to tune into now before it, like so many other shows that make the mistake of being intelligent, gets axed), Veridian Dynamics encounters a small problem. It has installed new motion sensors in the building that turn the lights on and […]
What’s to keep the START treaty from winding up as watered down as President Obama’s feeble attempts at bank and healthcare reform?
by Djerrid New Year’s Resolution: Revive Dawn’s weekly feature.
Nothing good is going to come of this. Flight 253 passenger: Sharp-dressed man aided terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab onto plane without passport (MLive.com exclusive) By Sheena Harrison | MLive.com December 26, 2009, 2:22PM According to witnesses, the suspect had a long beard and was driving a red 1937 Chevrolet coupe. Police forensic artists […]
You know that we’ve reached a new level of Sovietization when you’re treated to statements from the Transportation Security Administration claiming confusion to be all a part of the plan. If you’re confused then the terrorists will be confused too. Freedom’s last hope is that nobody knows what’s going on, and the subtext is that […]
Earlier I had all kinds of nice things to say about our Super-Platinum LP recipients. So now let’s take a few minutes and enjoy a little video concert featuring these outstanding bands. Up first, this is Jets Overhead with “Heading for Nowhere.”
In Part 1 we noted that 2009 had produced some really good music. In Part 2 we explained that the past year had given us some really great music. Today, though, we take an unprecedented step, because a few of the platinum-level releases from 2k9 were simply a cut above the rest, necessitating the creation […]
Sanctions would hit the Iranian man on the street hard. But sanctions advocate Ordre Kittrie’s as quick with a response to that question as former Secretary of State Madeline Albright was when she was questioned about the effect of sanctions on innocent Iraqis and replied, “We think the price is worth it.”
There’s redemption, of a sort, at the end of the movie The Road. You can tell because it feels like the fist that has been squeezing your heart against your spine has finally let go. Most of the credit goes to Viggo Mortensen, who plays a father trying to guide his son through the post-Apocalyptic […]
Jane Hamsher ruffled some feathers last week when she forged a temporary alliance with Grover Norquist to call for an investigation of Rahm Emanuel’s activities at Freddie Mac. She also warned us about Treasury’s plan to raise limits on government backing for Freddie and Fannie. She was too late to stop the latter; in fact, […]