In April, then-U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen), distributed an absurd petition calling for Al Franken to apologize for a secretly recorded 2012 video showing him joking around in an Arizona driveway with traffic cones.The whole thing was a blatant attempt to score cheap political ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
This is not news: Both sides of the abortion debate are dug in tighter than a stubborn mule. Here's a perfect example.
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Meet two men who have the stones to face death
Don't look now, but Karl Rove's on a grand jury hot seat Coming off the 4th of July holiday, all eyes in media are fixed on the massing armies of lobbyists and special pleaders set to do battle over Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court. But there's a story coming up beneath it with the p ... More >>
The current term of the Supreme Court ends today, which probably means that cancer-stricken Chief Justice William Rehnquist will announce his retirement shortly; there has been speculation that 85-year-old John Paul Stevens or 75-year-old Sandra Day O'Connor might step down as well. The NYT and Wash ... More >>
Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain, Kelo v. City of New London, is bound to make more political ripples than practically anything Rehnquist's crew has done since handing the 2000 election to George W. Bush. As you probably already read, the Supes declared that local governments may ... More >>
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
Leaving behind beauty myths and backlashes, three new books about women and their accomplishments share a surprising optimism.