‘The Democratic National Committee sought to seize control of its unraveling nominating process yesterday, rejecting pleas from state party leaders and cracking down on Florida for scheduling a Jan. 29 presidential primary….


‘Nuri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, and fellow leaders in the country have reached consensus on key areas of national reconciliation, under mounting US pressure to demonstrate political progress on the eve…


‘In a recent address to his subjects, carried by fiat on all of the nation’s television channels, Venezuela’s authoritarian president Hugo Ch


‘"Welcome back to Hot Ghetto Mess," says Charlie Murphy, as the comic and brother of Eddie launches another segment of what may be the most masterful example of bullshitting on television today….


‘Staff in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have been editing Wikipedia to remove details that are potentially damaging to the Government. ‘A new website, WikiScanner, which traces the digital fingerprints…


‘Two teams of neuroscientists have made a breakthrough in the study of "out-of-body experiences," according to this week’s issue of Science. About one in 10 people report having had the strange sensation…



‘Two of the BBC’s most high profile figures today warn that the loss of public trust in television, caused by revelations of rigged phone-ins and doctored documentary footage, has triggered a crisis….



‘Sen. John W. Warner, one of the most influential Republican voices in Congress on national security, called on President Bush yesterday to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in time for Christmas…


‘In an announcement set for Friday, Joop Houtkooper of the University of Geissen in Germany will offer evidence that the Viking lander missions to Mars in the 1970’s may have detected a…



‘It was "the most generous act of any people, anytime, anywhere, to another people," its chief administrator declared. It was "among the most noble experiences in human affairs," its representative in Europe…


‘Aviation’s contributions to climate change are slowly being acknowledged. But efforts to curb emissions are being hampered by industry and government foot-dragging.’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY


Ed Rampell, the author of Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States and film critic for the Los Angeles Journal, is appearing on L.A.’s Air America affiliate, KTLK, 1150…


‘UFOs are reported in all kinds of different shapes and sizes. From round, ball-like shapes, square boxes, cigars, to the traditional flying saucer. Out of all of these configurations, triangular-shaped UFOs seem…


…Congress’ criminal majority has once again raped the Constitution, this time with the PAA. Thank you, Congress, for showing us this superior mode of despotic governance. Thank you, Democrats, for confirming that…



‘An internal report by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute about the April massacre on its campus calls for better communication about troubled students, more locks on classroom doors and improved communication to ensure…