Timing is Everything

It’s not a given that we’ll have a massive recovery during the next presidential term but it’s a pretty decent bet. And the party in power will get too much credit for it if it happens.

Oslo Bomb Blast and Shooting Spree: Al Qaeda Suspected (Updated)

A bomb blast in Oslo’s government center has killed at least two people and a presumably related shooting spree at a nearby children’s camp are being investigated as terrorist related.

Postal Service Nears Collapse

Business Week’s cover story examines the coming implosion of the US Postal Service as we know it.

A Nations of Immigrants with a Dumb Immigration Policy

Canada is much friendlier than the United States with regard to immigration.

What is the Debt Ceiling?

A lot of people appear confused at to what the debt ceiling is and why it has to be raised.

Piss Christ Slashed By French Catholics

On Palm Sunday, French Christians stormed a museum and slashed Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ

The Julian Assange Case, Consent, And Rape

Inspired by the reaction to the Julian Assange case, a feminist writer proposes dangerous changes to American rape laws.

Stockholm Terrorist Attack

Is the West’s string of luck about to end?

Sweden as Seen Through the Assange Case

The Julian Assange case makes Sweden look like a country that’s governed by congenital idiots and populated with nothing but crazy sluts and lawyers.

Julian Assange Charges and ‘Sex By Surprise’

Julian Assange is a loathsome human being. Is he also a rapist? Under Swedish law, maybe.

Julian Assange Arrested in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Tuesday in London on a Swedish warrant.

Pentagon: We Could Have Taken WikiLeaks Down

The Pentagon could have taken down WikiLeaks but decided not to. Out of kindness, I suppose.

WikiLeaks Kicked Off Amazon Server

WikiLeaks has been dumped from Amazon’s servers.

Interpol Issues Julian Assange Arrest Warrant

The Feds famously got notorious mobster Al Capone on tax evasion charges. Will WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be done in by sex crimes?

Fenty Ouster A Black Tea Party

The Tea Party movement and the populist backlash against DC mayor Adrian Fenty are a sign that things are changing so fast that a lot of people simply can’t adjust.

Debt: Our Greatest National Security Threat?

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has proclaimed, “The most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” Is he right?

Rape Warrant for Wikileaks Founder Withdrawn

A quick flip-flop from Swedish authorities on a very serious charge.

Glenn Beck: Gay Marriage No Threat To Me, Or America

There’s not as much conservative unity on the gay marriage issue as there used to be.

Stanley McChrystal Retires

General Stanley McChrystal retired with full honors while being lauded by the Secretary of Defense.

Top 1% Pay More (Income) Taxes Than Bottom 95%

High income earners pay almost all of our taxes.

Shorter Joe Conason