Shakespeare was lying about Richard III’s arm, but not about his back.
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No, John Boehner is NOT running The. Dumbest. Legislative. Body. Ever.
The film has many virtues, but it makes hash of the rules of the House, sacrificing both realism and drama to – what, prescisely?
Lots of chatter throughout Blogistan if President Obama is re-elected with more than 270 Electoral votes but with fewer popular votes than Mittdrake the Magician. Much of it is silly. First silly meme: Democrats were outraged when Bush lots the popular vote in 2000. How can they defend swearing in a non-popular vote winner now? Let’s [...]
That would be William of course, who was re-dubbed William the Conqueror after his victory at Hastings 946 years ago today. Alan Massie reflects on how the Norman Conquest changed the law and history of England, as well as its language: So, if you were to begin by asking, in Monty Python style, “what have [...]
The Obama Administration’s decision — released the Friday afternoon before Labor Day — that no one will be held accountable for the systematic policy and use of torture would be more nauseating if it were not so predictable. I cannot add to Lemieux, Serwer, Drum, Sullivan, and Greenwald, and you should read them. American political [...]
Or at least he did in his speech in Iowa today, when he commented on the Republican convention: “What they offered over those three days was more often than not an agenda that was better-suited for the last century,” Obama said. “We might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.” Wrong. The last [...]
The modern Olympics can’t survive without flag-waving.