Important Business

Wednesday, January 13, 2010—We only brag about it because we want you to make a contribution, too. “Wikileaks has probably produced more scoops in its short life than The Washington Post has in the past 30 years.” — Rupert Wright, The National [Abu Dhabi]

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Monday evening, December 7, protestors supporting Navy SEALS accused of abusing prisoners gather in front of the North Church in Market Square, Portsmouth. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 — New Hampshire’s First Congressional District has been a travesty of representative government for at least 30 of the last 40 years. We’ll reserve judgment on Norm D’Amours (1975 – 1985) for the moment, but the men who held the seat for the other 30 years, Louis Wyman, Bob Smith, Bill Zeliff, John E. Sununu and Jeb Bradley, did nothing but carry water for the fat cats running this country. As Ron Dellums put it years ago, we …

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Thanks for Clearing That Up

Monday, December 21, 2009 — This ought to forever resolve the question of whether libertarians understand anything. “We’ll all have more leisure time to spend with our loved ones.” Jesus wept.

Facts Be Damned

Friday, November 20, 2009 — This is a lot like firing on a barrel of fish with a machine gun, but it’s publication day, and we haven’t the time right now to do anything substantive. A year ago, let nearly all the air out of the “Pelosi’s self-indulgent use of a huge jet” meme. Perhaps Publius never heard of Or perhaps he’s too busy powdering his wig to check it out. Most likely he just doesn’t give a damn. It’s only reality, after all.

Why are Republicans calling these veterans traitors?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 — Here’s an interesting phenomenon: veterans of the U.S. armed forces traveling around the country on a bus, speaking on energy independence as a national security matter. They’ll be in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua on Friday. That doesn’t leave enough time for our paper of this Friday paper to do their event any good, so we’re hastily posting this here, to encourage people to check it out. This hardly seems like an anti-American thing to do, but talk-radio jock Daryl Metcalfe says these guys are traitors. The British paper The Guardian sees a trend here, with right-wingnuts equating environmentalism and terrorism. …

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A Coming Cage Match over Corporate Personhood?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 — On a sudden whim, we’re going to alter the way we operate this digital division of our ancient operation. Instead of letting it lie fallow for weeks at a time, we’re going to snatch up intriguing bits of flotsam and jetsam that have some relevance to our next paper, and post them here, perhaps with a cryptic remark or two. We were thrilled to Google up today, as we tried to take stock of Associate Justice Sotomayor’s commnts about corporate personhood, this Timeline of Personhood Rights and Powers, by Jan Edwards, “with much help from Doug Hammerstrom, Bill Meyers, Molly …

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