‘Most politicians find the cult of the political consultant annoying, but George W. Bush always seemed to find it very annoying. When he began running for President, he insisted, as candidates rarely…


‘Like John Kerry’s flip-flops or John Edwards’ haircuts, the foreign-policy gaffes of Sen. Barack Obama have now become a staple source of presidential campaign humor



‘The age old practice of witchcraft has seen an explosive resurgence over the last few decades. In the past it provoked wild and insane persecutions that led to ridiculous witch hunts in…




‘The novel that "On the Road" became was inarguably the book that young people needed in 1957, but the sparse and unassuming scroll is the living version for our time.’ (New York…


‘Six people were injured and 14 arrested last night after clashes between police and climate change protesters near Heathrow airport. No disruption of the airport or major roads was reported, but skirmishes…


‘Inside the Alamo Square apartment of Larry Harvey, the co-founder and impresario of Burning Man, there is a wooden statuette of Ganesh, the Hindu deity known for his patronage of arts and…


‘When I read a news story about the FBI "taking cues from the CIA to recruit thousands of covert informants in the United States as part of a sprawling effort to boost…



‘In the days since the election, the sense of Sarkozy as a risk-taker has grown stronger, and so has the sense that he is something of a human bomb himself, an unknown…


‘ A recent poll says that a third of Americans think Congress has just cause to get the ball rolling on impeaching President Bush. But you’d never know that from media reports…



‘Laurel Touby’s feathers are floating everywhere. They land in glasses of wine, dot expensive suits worn by square-jawed TV newscasters, and catch on the glossed lips of girls spackled with pancake makeup….


‘John Stottlemire is the DVD Jon of coupon-clipping, and it’s getting him in trouble. ‘The California man is on the working end of a federal copyright lawsuit after posting code and instructions…



…Thomas Jefferson once said, "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not…


First-hand report of the recently completed Esozone 2007 occultural event in Portland, which featured the likes of Paul Laffoley, The Foolish People, Freeman, the Viking Youth, and many others. Includes video and…



‘Rudy Giuliani’s essay in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, laying out his ideas for a new U.S. foreign policy, is one of the shallowest articles of its kind I’ve ever read….


‘"Don’t ask anybody else. Tell him ‘Go,’ " President Richard Nixon told then-National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger. "Him" was the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Yitzhak Rabin. "Go" was an order…


‘Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator…


‘Aug. 15, 2007 | WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association, the world’s largest professional organization of psychologists, is poised to issue a formal condemnation of a raft of notorious interrogation tactics employed…


‘The United States has decided to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country’s 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington…