On Franken and Taxes

I have no real love for Al Franken–he’s annoying, an arch-liberal, and (mostly) unfunny–but I can’t really get up in arms over the fact that he got tripped up by

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'Iron' Wrinkles

Ann Hornaday doesn’t really like Iron Man: Toggling between Stark’s impish goatee and Iron Man’s full-metal body condom, and amid so many generic fireballs, kill shots and earsplitting thumps, bumps

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KG's no Zaza

My colleague Dean Barnett is a big Boston sports guy; needless to say he’s pretty excited about the Celtics. Nervous too. And I can’t say I blame him…on paper, the

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Hill of Beans

That’s it ?* Twenty-nine seconds of head-tilting and button-poking and this is a thing, now? If you don’t know already, BEHOLD: This may be the only kind word for Hillary

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Shout Down Order

What Julian and Megan said. If a lesbian speaker came to, say, Bob Jones University, and was subjected to verbal assault and made to feel unsafe by the actions of

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Nailed It

Nailed It

Mr. Millman succinctly wraps up just how poorly Barack Obama’s damage control has been thus far in the Reverend Wright Affair. Obama has had two separate chances to disavow Wright’s

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Welcome to Earth

In comments [scroll down], Jesse Mazer has pressed me on how my conception of ethics and suffering applies to “intelligent aliens.” if we met a species of intelligent aliens, you

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Lieberman for Veep?

I know and respect Stu Rothenberg a great deal–he has a keen political mind and the Rothenberg Political Report (which he produces with an assist from Nathan Gonzales) is a

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W.A.R.E.Z.

W.A.R.E.Z.

Stands for, y’know, We Await Radical-life Extension’s Zarathustra. I see Sonny’s on board, praying for the Great Noontide. Then there’s this guy: As Kevin Warwick gently squeezed his hand into

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