Monthly Archives: February 2015

Let’s rate news analysts on their track records

The New York Times recently issued a “Libya is falling apart” editorial. As Glenn Greenwald noted, The Times failed to mention it was an enthusiastic supporter of U.S. air strikes that helped topple Moammar Ghadafi and destabilize Libya to the … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th begets Valentine’s Day

The early morning sun glared through leafless trees and into my shack, urging me to action. “Go out and slay dragons,” Swamp Rabbit said. He was hungry and out of bourbon, and not getting along with his girlfriend. At such times, … Continue reading

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If you can’t do this exercise, you will die!

You gotta love online news features, especially when they come from TV. This is from Fox 8 News in Cleveland: It’s being called the exercise test that can predict your death. A physician in Brazil used something called the sit/rise … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart, the Rodney King of TV pundits

Elias Isquith on Jon Stewart: It’s the shallowness of Stewart’s politics that leads to his other notable weakness as a political pundit… his tendency to fall prey to the trap of blaming “both sides.” Exactly. Stewart will end his run … Continue reading

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It takes a village of ‘experts’ to craft Hillary’s POV

The headline — “Economic plan is a quandary for Clinton ’16” — was provocative. The lede was downright bizarre: With advice from more than 200 policy experts, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to answer what has emerged as a central … Continue reading

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Icelanders: ‘Gimme that old-time religion’

Many Icelanders have had their fill of the enfeebled Christian deity and are feeling the nostalgic pull of the old Norse gods: Asatruarfelagid, a neopagan organization, plans to start construction next month on the country’s first Norse temple since Christianity … Continue reading

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Hemingway does Super Bowl XLIX, files late

This year there were many victories. The Patriots captured the big town beyond the northern lakes where the Vikings sail and there was a victory over the Chiefs on a great plain and the Pats went back East and crossed … Continue reading

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