politics

by Charles Platt Of course this is only one side of the story. But since it emanates from a law firm, I hope it is at least factually sound. I sure hope Murtha&Murtha are around to defend me when it's my turn....

By J. DeVoy To the Wisconsinites who have turned out to support public employees over the last two days: You've been duped.  I don't wish any ill will on individual public employees in the state of Wisconsin.  But if you are not in this favored class, or married to one of...

By Chad Belville, Guest Satyriconista Iowa, a square state in the Heartland, is one of the few states in the US that allows any two adults of legal age to marry, regardless of gender. Unlike every other state where Supreme Courts found that government should legally recognize the unions of...

This editorial calls for the elimination of the charitable giving deduction. He says that the mortgage deduction is firmly in place, given the current housing market. I disagree. It would be a great time to yank that absurd deduction - even when I owned a house, I...

Two bomb blasts rocked Stockholm yesterday. Just before the blasts, an email was sent to a Swedish news agency protesting the presence of Swedish troops in Afghanistan. (source) I used to walk down that street every day when I lived in Stockholm. I'm delighted to hear that the...

by Charles Platt The text of the poem is circulating freely online, so, here it is: -- THE SNIPER As the tyrant enters his cross hairs the breath he takes is deep His focus is square on the target as he begins to release A patriot for his people he knows this shot will cost his...

By J. DeVoy You may have never heard of Hossein Derakhshan or his more popular moniker, Hoder.  More than a name, Hoder.com - now a parked GoDaddy page - was one man's outlet for free speech in Iran, a country not given to free expression and individual liberty. Yesterday, Derakhshan was released on...

Bernie Sanders is filibustering the fucked up tax-cuts-for-billionaires bill. Thank you, Mr. Sanders, for being the only remaining member of the Senate who gives a shit about us. (Live here on Cspan)...