Category: Politics

  • Clitoral Economics

    Huffington Post’s Barbara Ehrenreich has a way with words: “With all the talk about how to stimulate it, you’d think that the economy is a giant clitoris. Ben Bernanke may not employ this imagery, but the immediate challenge-and the issue bound to replace Iraq and immigration in the presidential race-is how best to get the…

  • Election watch

    Cartoon by Mike Lester of the Rome News-Tribune.

  • Iowa By the Numbers

    Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson puts Iowa into perspective: … Obama beat Clinton eight ways to Sunday. He edged her out among Democrats 32/31, and cleaned her clock among independents (44/17) and wayward Republicans (41/10). He beat her among people making less than $15,000 (37/30) and more than $100,000 (41/19). He beat her among health-care voters…

  • California is getting pissed off with Bush

    Environmentalists harbor no illusions about the Bush Administration; from a 2001 decision to weaken regulations on arsenic in drinking water to its antagonistic performance at last week’s U.N. climate change talks in Bali, the White House has consistently opposed green goals. But Wednesday’s move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denying California and 16 other…

  • Breaking news: Japan ‘to halt humpback kill’

    Japan has apparently agreed not to kill humpback whales during its current Antarctic hunt, the US ambassador to Tokyo said today, a move that could help ease criticism of its controversial whaling program. Japan’s whaling fleet set sail last month with plans to catch more than 1,000 whales, including 50 humpbacks, before returning to port…

  • Australia to monitor Japanese whaling

    Australia will send planes and a ship to conduct surveillance of Japanese whaling ships off Antarctica in a bid to build a potential legal case against whaling for scientific research, the government announced Wednesday. The planes and ship would collect photographic and video evidence that would be used to decide if Australia will launch legal…