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dashka-slater's picture
Sep.11.2008
Earlier this year, I got an email from an editor at On Wisconsin magazine, asking if I would be interested in writing a profile of an environmental activist named John Francis, who spent 17 years without talking, and 22 years without riding in a car, train, or plane. I had never heard of On...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Sep.11.2008
Like a number of people on this blog site, I have felt alternatively angry, depressed, paralyzed, and impotent in regards to the election and the goings on.  Unlike my son who was protesting in Minneapolis (and was arrested but only for 8 hours and was only given an 80 dollar ticket for impeding...
bill-schmalfeldt's picture
Aug.21.2008
It goes without saying that Obama's VP pick will tell us a lot about how he sees his chances in November and what kind of a President he would be if he is elected. Picking Biden would be a relatively safe choice. There's always the chance that Biden will shoot off his mouth in the campaign and get...
heywood-gould's picture
Aug.06.2008
GREENPOINT, Bklyn, July 24...Are the Democrats too hip for the room? In their attempt to be evenhanded, ironic and transparent are they unintentionally undermining Barrack Obama's candidacy? Or is something more sinister at work? This is the question that Igor Yopsvoyamatsky posed last night....
tanya-insacramento's picture
Aug.04.2008
I’m going to go ahead and spend some time writing my own blog tonight. I’m a little irritated. Well, a lot! I got a few bones to pick all with the same theme. I’m going to go ahead and start with the ignorant bitchasses that keep saying… “You’re just voting for Obama because he is black!” I will...
bill-schmalfeldt's picture
Jul.28.2008
Earlier today, we learned that 4-time melanoma survivor John McCain had a growth removed from his temple.  His campaign hasn't issued a statement, but an aide says the removal was "purely a precaution." Now, to ask a very uncomfortable question. Would a reappearance of McCain's cancer...
heywood-gould's picture
Jun.27.2008
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 27...The Electoral College is obsolete, the popular vote can be fraudulently manipulated. The only thing you can depend on in this country is hard cash. That's what people are saying all over the US. Or at least in front of Stash's Kielbassa in the Greenpoint section of...
heywood-gould's picture
Jun.24.2008
AUSTIN, Texas, June 22...Anarcho-Feminist presidential candidate Leah Schildkraut lost the support of several major Texas fundraisers last night when she vowed to change the Lone Star state's "culture of exploitation, intimidation and deceit." "We spoke the truth to money...
heywood-gould's picture
Jun.20.2008
NEW YORK, N.Y. June 20...The hottest souvenir at the Republican Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul this summer won't be McCain buttons--it will be Obama flip flops and matching shorts. So says Efraim Durg, president of Shmatte Statements, a design firm that specializes in politically-themed...
gerard-jones's picture
Jun.20.2008
As much as I love thinking and writing about this political stuff, I'm going to have to back off politics for a while. See, I've got this book I'm supposed to be writing. Farrar, Straus & Giroux paid me money and everything, and I haven't turned anything in. This is different from the funny...