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Late Night: Confederate Party Member Forgets He Can’t Flash His Gang Symbols in Public

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 8:00 pm

And before you go off saying that this is just some dirty Commie college prof seeing echoes of the Confederate Battle Flag in Dan Severson’s logo, Bluestem points out that a Republican activist, Jeff Kolb, noted the Confederate evocation months ago.

Come Saturday Morning: Joni Ernst and What the Des Moines Register Won’t Tell You About Her

By: Saturday October 18, 2014 6:45 am

In the comments section of this post on the craziness that is Joni Ernst, a commenter wondered how it could be possible that the Tea-Partying Ernst could win a US Senate seat. The short answer: Because the local media in Iowa, particularly the Des Moines Register, make a point of not telling all they know about her.

Late Night: Government Shutdown Planned for December 11

By: Sunday October 12, 2014 8:00 pm

Capitol Hill Republicans are planning another shutdown, because they can.

Come Saturday Morning: K-Pop and the New Cultural Rulers

By: Saturday October 11, 2014 6:59 am

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” didn’t become the most-watched video in YouTube’s history strictly from American clicks. K-Pop is a thing, folks.

Late Night: The State of Play

By: Sunday October 5, 2014 8:00 pm

To bring us all up to speed on current events in the Levant..

Come Saturday Morning: The Tyger

By: Saturday October 4, 2014 6:45 am

Tyger and Wolf companions, reveal yourselves!

Late Night: SolaRoad, The Dutch Answer to Solar Roadways

By: Sunday September 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Solar roadways, whether SolaRoads or Solar Roadways, are coming. It’s just a question of who gets them first.

Come Saturday Morning: LAT Hounds Non-Hack to Death, CIA Smiles

By: Saturday September 27, 2014 6:45 am

Reporters who could get away with the sloppiest stuff so long as they attacked the approved targets (hint: nobody ever lost a 1990s gig at the WaPo, LAT, or NYT for going after Bill Clinton or Al Gore, no matter how questionable the evidence), suddenly found themselves holding Gary Webb’s work to much higher standards than they themselves observed.

Late Night: Sam Wang, the KRS-One of Election Prediction

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Professor Wang is the KRS-One of election prediction. In a just world, he would have already been allowed to end the careers of the various hacks out there. But since the hacks are getting good money for telling stories their patrons like to hear, the hacks will still be hacking long after the 2014 election is in the can.

Come Saturday Morning: So Why Did Scotland Hook Up With England?

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 6:45 am

Turns out that it was all about the benjamins — or in this case, the shillings.

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