Before he was elected to serve as the next Doctor, Peter Capaldi was a well-recognised face on the British comedy circuit for having played Malcolm Tucker, Armando Iannucci’s thinly-veiled lampoon of Alastair Campbell. Tucker rose to prominence thanks to Iannucci’s wildly successful television show, The Thick of It, which ended recently after its fourth season. […]
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Mark Udall and Ron Wyden – not Rand Paul – are actually standing up to the surveillance state.
Matt Drudge. Rand Paul. Ron Paul.
And he thinks banning abortion reflects “non-violence.”
Manning was tortured. I’d sentence him to “time served.” But “a medal and our gratitude”? Not so much.
French Government officials loudly condemned the U.S. and Britain for operating surveillance programs. A few days later, it was revealed that the French Government has long done the same thing.
Is anyone really upset about government snooping?
On Benghazi: a challenge to conservatives to spell out, with specifics, what the wrongdoing was and who covered it up, when, and how.
There’s an old joke about a man who asks a woman to sleep with him for $1 million. She agrees, whereupon he asks her to sleep with him for $1. “What kind of a girl do you think I am?” asks the woman indignantly. “We’ve settled that,” replies the man, “We’re just arguing about the […]
Government needs to have mandatory discipline for high-ranking officials who act like jerks, and a mandatory snitch rule for lower-level employees who pretend they didn’t see it. If Massachusetts had such a policy, we might not be in the mess we now face about faked test results at the state lab. Have you ever heard […]
Everyone knows about the river of blood – criminals’, bystanders’, and good guys’ – flowing in Mexican streets as the country tries to get on top of its drug trafficking problem and the corruption of police and military it has engendered. What’s less well known is the pervasive inability of the criminal justice system to […]