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Entries by Rick Horowitz from 05/2009

Symptoms of the Biden Flu: Running Off at the Mouth

| Posted 05.08.2009 | Comedy

The Obama White House is giving serious thought to putting Vice President Joe Biden on a perpetual seven-second sound delay.

Obama's Supreme Pick: No Drama, No Bomber

| Posted 05.11.2009 | Politics

when Republicans actually come face-to-face, or even voice-to-voice, with the actual Obama, they can't help but be reassured -- or is it disappointed? -- that he's not the bogeyman they've made him out to be.

Cheney and Torture: The Buck Stops...Where?

| Posted 05.12.2009 | Style

On those questions, Cheney leaves us -- yet again -- in the dark. But we're certainly free to wonder: What did George Bush know, and how well did he know it?

Obama and His Base: Disillusioned, Yet Again

| Posted 05.14.2009 | Politics

It was the gnawing in his gut that gave it away, that creepy-crawly upset in the pre-dawn darkness. He turned himself to one side, then to the other, ...

Pelosi Confronts That Age-Old Question

| Posted 05.21.2009 | Politics

In newsrooms and studios, hearts are a-twitter/The sharks begin circling, they've spotted their prey,/There's sweat on your forehead, there's blood in the water,/They're ready to rip into each word you say.

Sticks and Stones: Who Says the GOP Doesn't Have a Strategy?

| Posted 05.23.2009 | Politics

You can understand how disappointing it must have been, especially for the folks who'd dreamed up the idea in the first place. They had to compromise,...

Supreme Cynics: Slamming Sotomayor

| Posted 05.28.2009 | Comedy

A behind-the-scenes look at a secret meeting of the conservative opposition to Sonia Sotomayor

Cheney's Reign of Error

| Posted 05.30.2009 | Politics

Governing has always been about choosing, about balancing competing interests. There's security -- but there's also liberty, and privacy, and commerce, and justice. Some things that we could be doing, we choose not to do, because of the time, the effort, the cost, the level of intrusion involved.