(Mike Luckovich via GoComics.com) . While you’re busy lamenting that President Obama is constitutionally constrained from winning his third term, here’s news of the guy I predict will be the Republican challenger in 2016. Dave Weigel, reporting on the anti-choice cadres at yesterday’s ‘March for Life’: … What I found new, and interesting, was the […]
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Charlie Savage, in today’s NYTimes: An independent federal privacy watchdog has concluded that the National Security Agency’s program to collect bulk phone call records has provided only “minimal” benefits in counterterrorism efforts, is illegal and should be shut down. The findings are laid out in a 238-page report, scheduled for release by Thursday and obtained […]
(Ben Sargent via GoComics.com) You know things are looking dicey for the Games when NBC mixes its uplifting celebration of feisty, spirited, advertiser-friendly (American) athletes with discussion of ‘delicate challenges’: A catastrophic terrorist strike at the Sochi Winter Olympics would present the United States with a logistically mind-boggling and diplomatically delicate challenge: How to get […]
(Get Fuzzy via GoComics.com) Even in a murderous oligarchy, you just can’t get error-free tech minions: (Reuters) – Human error likely caused a glitch in China’s Great Firewall that saw millions of Internet users ironically rerouted to the homepage of a U.S.-based company which helps people evade Beijing’s web censorship, sources told Reuters. Hundreds of […]
Photo of Penny courtesy commentor Max, who notes “It’s really hard to take a picture of an all black dog in the snow, especially when said dog is spazzing out.” Less awesome than Penny, but also grateful for the snow, per NYMag: Scandal-plagued New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be sworn in for his second […]