Kurt Loder: Avatar’s hackneyed politics – MTV Movie News


Unfortunately, whenever the action lets up and we’re returned to the piddling story, the picture slumps like a failed soufflé. It’s also heavily laced with political instruction of a most familiar sort. Cameron, who’s now 55, is a self-acknowledged aging hippie, and his boomer worldview is strictly by-the-numbers. Quaritch and Selfridge are evil Americans despoiling […]

Andrew Klavan: My Way Into and Out of the Left – by Jamie Glazov


Klavan

The critically-acclaimed novelist discusses his escape from the political faith.

Climaquiddick: Google carrying out ‘more purges than Stalin’


Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss
The mainstream media’s malfeasance during Climategate gave the blogosphere two precious weeks to do journalists’ jobs for them: reading the emails, analyzing data and eventually forcing legacy newsapapers and broadcasters to (sort of) cover the scientific scandal of the century.
We bloggers look at such situations, and [...]

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A Spoonful of Saccharine: Geopolitical Realities No Barrier to Maddow Blaming Bush for All Problems


By now, you’ve all seen President Obama’s speech, wherein he agreed to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (though most definitely not a surge of the kind used in Iraq and suggested by many for quite some time now, we are assured). Now, Rachel Maddow often tries to walk a peculiar line in which she [...]

Pirate stock exchange helps fund hijackings, Financial Post


HARADHEERE, Somalia — In Somalia’s main pirate lair of Haradheere, the sea gangs have set up a cooperative to fund their hijackings offshore, a sort of stock exchange meets criminal syndicate. Heavily armed pirates from the lawless Horn of Africa nation have terrorized shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and strategic Gulf of Aden, which […]

Newsweek Talks About Sarah Palin – Sort Of


When it comes to talk of President Obama, Newsweek editor Evan Thomas couldn’t find his way out of a hyperbole bag with a map of moderation. He is completely, indisputably “in the bag” for Obama.
“I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”
– Newsweek’s Evan [...]