Here's a campaign shocker: RACHEL MADDOW is still not running for Scott Brown's seat. Apparently that full page Globe ad last year wasn't enough for the Huffington Post, the Boston Herald, and eight zillion blogs. It wasn't really true until she showed up at Harvard on Sunday night and made an offhanded comment about it.
By now, pretty much everyone has heard of slash, right? After all, fanfiction about two allegedly straight fictional characters (or celebrity personae) falling in sweaty, homoerotic love is something everyone can enjoy.
And what better grist for the genre than the heated, contentious world of politics? Besides, ever since the Tea Party started cockblocking the midterm elections with their weird, boring antics, the spark is gone; the current races just aren’t making our hearts go pitter-pat they way they usually do.
there any scenario in which a co-sign from a former President can do
more to hurt a candidate than help? Unless his last name happens to
rhyme with ‘mush', the answer would seemingly be no. And if that former
Commander in Chief even goes as far as coming out to show support at a
rally in your backyard? You'd really have to go above and beyond the
call of ineptitude to fuck that up.
Subcultures spawn defining rituals: fans of Insane Clown
Posse have the Gathering of the Juggalos; practitioners of radical
self-realization congregate at Burning Man; and for the national
journo-politico elite and its legion of camp followers there are the
publication of Bob Woodward's inside-the-Beltway, memo-and-tell, docudramas.
Meet Basil Marceaux, Tennessee gubernatorial candidate and proud graduate of the Tom Menino School of Public Speaking.
In one of those quietly terrifying page-one stories in the March 3 New York Times, we learn that G.W. Bush's crack legal team advised him, after 9/11, that, among other unheard-of things, he could use the US military to conduct warrantless domestic searches in the name of fighting terrorists. (See Memos Reveal Scope of Power Bush Sought in Fighting Terror
Why didn't American journalists think of this sooner?
I called Sonia Chang-Diaz’s Campaign Manager Deborah Shah yesterday to ask if her soldiers were pulling a traditional java-driven all-nighter before today’s primary, in which her candidate is challenging State Senator Dianne Wilkerson for her Second Suffolk Senate District seat. My plan was to surprise them at 4am, when volunteers and even candidates tend to say the darndest things.
Live from St. Paul, here's Rage Against the Machine, who apparently were not allowed to perform as planned due to a snafu involving curfews and permits (a little too conveniently, some have suggested.) So instead they did it a capella:
"The local grassroots movement, helmed by 'Wayne Pickering,' is
proposing an ordinance initiative for the November 2008 San Francisco
ballot in order to get the poop/pee/vomit plant's title changed.
First she tried to market the image of herself as a fearless first-lady-caught-in the-line-of fire with her exaggerated claims of narrowly missing sniper fire while on a visit to Bosnia in 1996, but now she’s trying to dupe the public into thinking she possesses the same die-hard, give-it-your-all, not-going-down-without-a-fight personality as…Rocky Balboa? In her most recent public appearance, Senator Clinton compared herself to the legendary Sylvester Stallone character in a speech given to the AFL-CIO in Philadelphia today?xml:namespace>
I can hang
David S. Bernstein talks to FNX about Obama, his generation, and of course, his article: "Obama outside the Boom: The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is."
MP3: Obama and Gen-X: Berstein breaks it down for FNX.
Why can't we be friends? Obama and Clinton enter horses in the Texas race.
Good afternoon, Super Tuesday. For the latest, read Steven Stark's article "One for the books: Can tales of the Democratic party's glory help Obama and Clinton?" or listen below.
MP3: Political guru Steven Stark talks politics, what else, with FNX this Super Tuesday