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Freddy Gets Fingered: How I Busted The Washington Post's Op-Ed Page Editor

Over the past few years, the Washington Post‘s editorial page has pushed an increasingly hostile line toward Russia, painting complex developments there in Manichaean terms and accusing the Kremlin–and usually Vladimir Putin–of responsibility for just about anything that goes wrong, real…

Posted on: December 11th, 2008 | Comments (14)

NBC's Stephen Lasher: Recession Vulture or Future Recession Scapegoat?

Last Friday, television network NBC announced that it was firing 500 people, or 3% of the workforce. Then today, on MSN (as in “MSNBC,” affiliated with NBC), an article appeared in which a cocky NBC employee, Stephen Lasher, brags like…

Posted on: December 10th, 2008 | Comments (8)

America: Home of the Free & Land of the Armed

It’s 3:45 p.m. in Los Angeles. Outside, the sun is shining, people are walking their dogs. I can hear the laughter of children returning from school … Out here, in the land of sunshine, a few footsteps away from Venice,…

Posted on: December 8th, 2008 | Comments (37)

Why Drug Addiction Isn't That Bad

The real junk is inside National Geographic Tomorrow evening, the National Geographic Channel is going to hit cable viewers with a huge dose of drug propaganda cloaked as investigative reporting in a three-part special that will look at Heroin, Meth…

Posted on: December 1st, 2008 | Comments (34)

BOOK REVIEW: Outliers: The Story of Success and Why You're Not Having Any

Malcolm Gladwell, successful author. Ever wonder why you’re not rich and/or famous? If you’re an American, of course you have. Or, if you happen to be one of the lucky few who’ve actually gotten rich and/or famous, your reaction when…

Posted on: December 1st, 2008 | Comments (12)

Film Review: Twilight and the Attack of the Vegetarian Vampires

The problem with Twilight isn’t that it’s an embarrassing fantasy for teenage girls—hell, I was a teenage girl myself once, so whatever celluloid dreams get the poor addled kids through seventh grade are okay by me. No, the problem is…

Posted on: November 25th, 2008 | Comments (23)

Despite what they say, this sure looks like a stroke to us.

Posted on: November 21st, 2008 | Comments (13)