The forthcoming UK election may produce a hung Parliament in which no one wields real power. Two months ago it looked as if the Tories were well on their way to victory. What happened?
Nota Bene #106: [no title due to budget cuts]
“Working for a major studio can be like trying to have sex with a porcupine. It’s one prick against thousands.” Who said it?
Lincoln today: The people don't count any more?
On November 19, 1863, as President Lincoln stood to deliver the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he could not have foreseen how the nation he envisioned as the […]
Nota Bene #105: The Illustrated Dick
“When all you are becomes defined as the amount of information traceable to you, what are we then? What have we become, in a world where there is no separation, no door, […]
Will Mort join Mike and Meg in billionaire politics?
John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, is the richest member of the club known as the United States Senate with a personal fortune estimated at $167 million. But if Mortimer B. Zuckerman has […]
Exclusive: How corporations secretly move millions to fund political ads
The Supreme Court’s seismic January ruling that corporations are free to spend unlimited amounts of their profits to advertise for or against candidates may have been the latest shakeup of campaign finance – but gaping holes already allow corporations to spend enormous sums without leaving a paper trail, a Raw Story investigation has found.
Nota Bene #102: Dancing Limbaughs
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]
Nota Bene #101: Your Pal, Mike S.
“The guys who are shooting films now are technically brilliant, but there’s no content in their films. I marvel at what I see and wish I could have done a shot like […]
Take a tea partier to bed to save American democracy
Never thought I’d invite a member of the Tea Party to join political forces with me. But it’s going to take an odd and broad coalition of folks who comprise “We the […]
They're winning. We're losing. Why?
They’re winning. They’ve been winning for a long time. They’ve convinced us that the national conversation is not about a contest over power and control but rather about twisted definitions of patriotism, […]