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  • Housekeeping Notes

    19 April 2014, 11:50 am by: Kevin Drum

    These are real housekeeping notes. That is, notes about stuff around my house. First topic: LED light bulbs.…
  • The US Government Really Isn't Worried About "Transcendence" Happening in Real Life

    18 April 2014, 6:34 pm by: Asawin Suebsaeng

    This post contains spoilers, but the movie is bad so I don't think you'll care.…
  • Review: "Transcendence" (2014)

    18 April 2014, 5:29 pm by: Ben Dreyfuss

    "Transcendence" Released by: Warner Brothers Pictures Starring: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall Directed by: Wally Pfister Screenplay by: Jack Paglen Release Date: April 18, 2014 Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 119 minutes Review: Wow awful.  
  • Beloved Author Gabriel García Márquez Was Also a Go-Between for Colombian Guerrillas and the…

    18 April 2014, 4:41 pm by: Asawin Suebsaeng

    Gabriel García Márquez passed away on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. The Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist was celebrated for such works as One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. "The world has lost one of its…
  • This Climate Scientist Just Won Another Victory in Court

    18 April 2014, 4:15 pm by: Tim McDonnell

    Michael Mann, the perennially embattled climate scientist best known for his "hockey-stick" temperature graph, came out victorious yesterday in a court battle against a Virginia legislator and a conservative think tank that had sought to obtain thousands of…
  • Newly Released Clinton Doc: White House Aide Blasts Bill Clinton and Al Gore for "F***ing Stupid"…

    18 April 2014, 2:58 pm by: Andy Kroll

    Among the trove of Clinton-era documents released Friday afternoon by the former president's library is an email from an angry White House aide who blasts President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore for not attending the funeral of Oklahoma Democrat Carl…
  • READ: The Clinton Administration's Internal Memo on the "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy"

    18 April 2014, 2:43 pm by: Tim Murphy

    In a 1995 internal memo, President Bill Clinton's White House Counsel's Office offered an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media mill that Hillary Clinton had dubbed the "vast right-wing conspiracy." Portions of the report, which was reported on by the Wall…
  • Lawsuit: Texas Hospital Caved to Anti-Abortion Activists' Demands

    18 April 2014, 2:23 pm by: Dana Liebelson

    Two abortion providers sued a Dallas hospital on Thursday, after the hospital revoked their admitting privileges. Because Texas law now requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, the revocation would mean that…
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 18 April 2014

    18 April 2014, 1:50 pm by: Kevin Drum

    I have to leave early today for yet another pulmonary checkup, so Friday catblogging comes a little ahead of schedule this week. Here is Domino pretending she doesn't notice the fabulous feline shadow she's casting in the late afternoon sun. But it is…
  • Krauthammer Lights the Way for Tidal Waves of Secret Campaign Cash

    18 April 2014, 1:03 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Charles Krauthammer writes today that he used to think there was a simple and elegant solution to the fight over campaign finance reform: "For a long time, a simple finesse offered a rather elegant solution: no limits on giving — but with full disclosure."…

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