The End of the Best Latin Thing in America

Quietly, without any fuss, and certainly without any hearings, the United States Senate voted Thursday to eliminate habeas corpus. It’s nothing special, nothing that you should get all worked up about; it’s just the foundation of what separates a first-world nation from a third-world nation. Habeas corpus grants a prisoner the right to have a […]

Diagnosis: Intrigue!

Step with me into the WABAC Machine, all the way back to the year 2000. There I was, forced to sit in a chair, head down, for months, while my many eye surgeries healed. And when I at last returned to work, I found that it was suddenly Incredibly Painful to walk with my coworkers […]

Third Front

“For a fun second-term drinking game, chug a beer whenever you hear the phrase, ‘contentious but futile protest vote by the Democrats’. By the time Jeb Bush is elected, you’ll be so wasted that you won’t even notice the war in Syria.” –Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, January 26, 2005. “And, of course, the go-to […]

‘Wow! Brazil is big!’

–George W. Bush, upon being shown a map of Brazil by Brazil’s president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as reported by Brazilian foreign minister Celso Amorim, who was in the room at the time. Read the Full Story at “Bush’s vision for Latin America” Elisabeth Bumiller, Larry Rohter, New York Times Monday, November 7, […]

Because Only a Republican Judge Can Judge a Corrupt Republican

Unbelievably, Tom Delay successfully forced the judge in his money-laundering case to step down yesterday, on the basis that the judge had contributed to some Democratic causes in the past. Their next move, apparently, is to petition the court to move the trial out of Austin (a liberal college town), because only in a Republican […]