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Elvis Costello and Amazing Guests

Article: Elvis Costello and Amazing Guests

I’ll try to keep a lid on the hyperbole here, but I have to say the group of singers and songwriters on this week’s show is quite a collection. Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp and Norah Jones – that’s a lot of talent on one stage. Oh, and there’s that Costello character QB’ing the…

Of Mandates and America's Center

Article: Of Mandates and America's Center

Q: When Is a Mandate Not a Mandate? A: When it belongs to a Democrat. As I was watching the returns come in Tuesday night, I saw the 270-electoral vote threshold fall. I looked at the map and what states were left to call. As more results slowly started trickling in, the word that dare…

Weekend at Barney's

Article: Weekend at Barney's

Turns out that Palin’s personal shopper is none other than the Rove protegee and robo-caller Jeff Larson! [thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com] If I you were at Barneys a few weekend ago in the scarf section, you probably overheard something like this: LARSON: Ooo, I love this! BARNEY’S SALESWOMAN: Yes, that is a favorite among our customers. Fox on…

The Right on Powell's Endorsement: Better Racist Than Wrong

Article: The Right on Powell's Endorsement: Better Racist Than Wrong

One of the more fascinating, and self-defeating, characteristics of the modern conservative movement is the inability to admit or even recognize their own failure. When presented with a straightforward statement, instead of applying Occam’s Razor and concluding the simplest explanation is the best, they put their blinders on and proceed to dig up patently absurd…

Final Debate Gives "Joe the Plumber" 15 Minutes of Fame

Article: Final Debate Gives "Joe the Plumber" 15 Minutes of Fame

After watching last night’s debate, I was reminded of the prophetic words of Andy Warhol. “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.” Well, congratulations Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, you’re famous, whether you should be or not. Joe is also, apparently, the most important man in America, judging from the attention paid to…

Debate Highlights: Part I

Article: Debate Highlights: Part I

Barack Obama, in a display of wisdom and sanity that should alone qualify him for the presidency, declined John McCain’s offer earlier this summer to have 493 Town Hall debates, each one of which would have been the televised equivalent of poetry-themed refrigerator magnets; just mix the same set of words up in different orders…

Electric Bicycle

Article: Electric Bicycle

There are few things that we TreeHuggers can say without qualification or equivocation; the sustainable world tends to operate in many shades of green, but we can all agree on a few things. One of these is quite simple: the bicycle is the best mode of transportation. Faster than walking, cleaner than riding anything with…