Like it or not, Pharell Williams' "Happy" is likely to be the top-selling single of 2014. And yes, its buoyant '60s soul vibe and simple, positive message is modern pop perfection. But scanning the rest of this year's biggest hits, one is struck by a consistent theme: All of these songs are distinct ... More >>
BREAKING NEWS: Republicans don't like tax increases, whether they're a result of new legislation or simply allowing tax cuts to expire. SEE ALSO:-- Kurt Bills, GOP Senate candidate, says he'd support tax increase, fight Grover Norquist-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klobuchar up 19, says new poll-- Mich ... More >>
Jon Stewart in full flight.Jon Stewart said last night on "The Daily Show" that he wanted to "move past Tucson" in his interview with Tim Pawlenty and talk about political rhetoric in general. Why, he asked Pawlenty, do Republicans treat Barack Obama as though he is something fundamentally diff ... More >>
How do you know when you're really, really, really ridiculously famous? When a tweet you compose about how you're not going to appear on a morning talk show gets picked up and reported by every news outlet in the country.
Is this another massive intelligence failure, or an excuse to revisit Monty Python? It's both, really.
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped
Attorney Joe Margulies on his new Gitmo book—and his Supreme Court win over the Bush crew
Why invoking Republicans as paragons of racial tolerance may not be such a good idea.
The language you speak may determine your math skills, Arlen Specter contemplating suing the president, Vancouver residents can pay their parking meters by phone, the Twinkie cookbook, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Bush to take Japanese PM to Graceland, Wisconsin farmer wants to memorialize Adolf Hitler, nanny sues surveillance company over hidden camera content, the Hulk sells used cars, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Congress took $50 mil worth of trips in the last five years, the Pentagon takes white-out to parts of the Geneva Convention, the ultimate "Thing" costume, Mickey Rourke defends the president, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Archbishop of Canterbury denouces teaching creationism in schools, Amazon and Toys 'R' Us are kaput, FBI can't afford e-mail, ultrasound cookies, the Christopher Walken Cowbell Soundboard, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
EFF files suit against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA, no chimps allowed at Kentucky sportshows, Wonkette's new blog, Charlotte's Vagina for sale, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
With the Dow average falling on the last day of trading today, the New York Stock Exchange is almost certain to post its first losing year since 2002.
The Harris Poll released on November 17 contains the lowest approval rating for George W. Bush yet logged by any major survey firm: 34 percent, compared to 65 percent disapproval. That's down 16 points from Bush's 50 percent approval a year ago, around the time he was re-elected. And it's 14 points ... More >>
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald isn't finished with the Bush White House yet
THESE DAYS Plain Dealer Editor Doug Clifton says the Cleveland daily is not reporting two major investigative stories of "profound importance" because they are based on illegally leaked documents -- and the paper fears the consequences faced now by jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller. The ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Local club news, phallic logo awards, and news footage of a trailer park explosion featuring David Lynch bit players at Culture to Go. Bob Smith shares the story of victory for Minnesota hairbraiders over onerous regulatory requirements at No Force No Fraud. [THESE DAYS] Wal ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] The number of Americans who oppose a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to punish flag-burning as protest is up sharply from 2004, according to a survey released by the First Amendment Center. [via Undernews] Retail giant HMV has pulled all albums and DVDs by ... More >>
Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution.
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
An afternoon with the holy trinity of terror
Kerry's gambit: If you can't say anything nice
The personal schmoozes the political at the world's most influential film fest
Ten thousand things strips down a Shakespearean monster
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
Drugs and terrorism: Who's pushing who?
One woman's memories of war and dreams of peace
Family values and the fight against AIDS