President Bush told it like it is this morning. It was a speech that harshly criticized Democrat opposition to the renewal of the Patriot Act and, with brutal honesty, defended the NSA eavesdropping policy revealed by the NY Times and excoriated those who leaked this information
The NY Times thinks it has come up with another hit piece on President George W. Bush. Spilling the classified, top-secret beans concerning a Presidential order permitting the NSA to eavesdrop on certain, approved
Today, French police announced that they have uncovered a large cache of millitary assault rifles, dynamite and TNT hidden in a storage room attached to an apartment building in a Paris suburb.
Giving Stanley "Tookie" Williams the death penalty may have sent the wrong message about anti-gang efforts
The list grows longer ...
What’s-his-name gave a loud shout of despair. “I thought all of you were gotten rid of by the government controlled educational system!”
The death camps could not have occurred if there had not already been a long developed culture of anti-Semitism in Europe.
Christians remain a persecuted majority in America unable to enjoy the simple freedom of ignoring the sensibilities of members of other faiths.
It was only a matter of time before they remade Frosty. Maybe they should have waited longer ...
Does anyone check movie scripts for logic anymore?
Joe Wright has made Pride & Prejudice a world accessible not just to the pithy cult of Austen, but to the masses.
Reality show casting brings us the usual mix of contestants, with enough type "A" personalities to ensure plenty of wacky personality conflicts.
Jackson's Kong Rules Theaters
Who do you think should and will win at the Golden Globes this year?
Randal Pinkett shocks and appalls In Apprentice 4 Finale
Some thoughts on the Survivor and Apprentice season finales from a guy who's seen 'em all...
What do an Iraqi soldier, super spy, drug addict doctor, Hollywod agent, and naughty suburbanites all have in common? Dinner reservations for January's Golden Globes.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon shine in the spotlight of Johnny and June Cater Cash. Unfortunately, the writing keeps the full potential in the wings.
The announcement of Golden Globe nominees reiterates the awards show has an odd nomination process all its own.
I'd rather be here than the Matrix. Both are creepy, but Tron has pretty lights.
Christmas is a juggernaut you cannot stop. Everyone wants it in some form or another and they're not picky. They're willing to put up with everyone's goofy traditions so long as everyone else puts up with theirs.
The Funnies for December 17,05
There are some dreams that are common to most of us, as indicated by Carl Jung.
An American stuck in Singapore on Christmas longs for home.
The author of 'The Crisis of The Negro Intellectual' was one of the nastiest con artists to ever come across American arts and letters.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for December 17, 2005
I was 32 or 33 and had never been in an adult "book" store. Neither had some of my friends. Field trip!
Fatal heart attack claims Emmy award winning actor's life.
I’ve debated writing this article for months, or maybe even a year now, and yet… and yet… when it comes to the truth, and by truth I mean ultimate Truth, there is nothing written here
Blogcritics' top sports writers relive 2005's greatest sports moments. It felt good.
A massive weekend for the Premier League title race as Arsenal entertain fierce London rivals Chelsea in a match that could make or break several teams' season.
Another good week for Chelsea, Newcastle and West Brom, disappointing for all Manchester, Red or Blue and average for me, only calling 6/10 games correctly.
Maybe I am too republican to like peace on earth and good will toward men, but I think it's time to point out the naked emperors of this literary year.
A cheerful adventure tale is leavened with solid research that will leave you able to distinguish between a retiarius and a murmillo.
The past is past, the present one big deadline, thinks a journalist covering a backwater gig--until the forces of history and hope intervene.
A brilliant memoir from one of the greatest writers in the history of American literature.
Avant-garde soundscape weirdness on the All Tomorrow's Parties label.
A sweet and winsome collection of Christmas novelties from Baltimore's king of kitsch.
After signing Asia earlier this year for the release of Silent Nation, Inside Out Music honors their past with special editions of Aria and Arena
The debut album from Metal Blade Records' latest upstarts.
Ray Charles was a titan of not just popular music, but American culture as well
28-year old blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa elected to board of directors of the Blues Foundation