iOS app Android app

Washington

Shoo Haida? The Shoe Saga Snowball Rolls On

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Egyptians have had a field day with the shoe-thrower story. According to one joke, the U.S. accused Syria of being behind the shoe attack, citing phone taps that intercepted the word "shoo" (Arabic for "what").

Mr. Obama Disagrees

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration is dreadful. His explanation is even worse. He shrinks Warren's statements about gay people down to a "disagreement," as if we're talking about ethanol subsidies.

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

Iran Debates Obama Negotiations

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

Hours after returning from a fact-finding mission to Iran, Gareth Porter sat down with The Real News Network to discuss his findings. Gareth responds to recent Obama statements toward Iran.

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Air Flair: Airlines That Go Above and Beyond!

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Michaels

Airlines are making creative attempts to win international travelers loyalty. They are constantly seeking out ways to gain a leg up on the competition...

Detroit's Next Step; Analysis of Rescue Proposal Here

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It's always nice to own part of any failing automotive giant from the last century, if the companies are still not viable three, six or even twelve months from now, what will taxpayers' ownership be worth?

Reading The Pictures: Cheney Holiday Card Says "Already Outta Here!"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-09-shaw_cheneycard.jpgWell, the Cheney's final holiday card is now available and it makes for an interesting comparison to George and Laura's.

Obama Democrats Boost Washington Home Sales

NY Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

There have been a lot of potential buyers from Chicago quietly descending on Washington this month, according to real estate brokers. Multimillion-dol...

GOP: Imploding, Meaningless, and Run by Crazies, But not Dead

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Beyond its regional concentration, the Republican Party's face is from another time. Indeed, nearly half of the Republican caucus is composed of Southern white men.

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.

Reading The Pictures: Shaming Detroit (While Wall St. Walks)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-05-shaw_auto3.jpgWhat was completely predictable, if thoroughly heavy-handed, was the way the visual media shaped "The Return Of The Auto Executives" into a classic morality play.

Car Sales Tank; Detroit Visits DC, Pt. II

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Now that they have our attention, the Detroit Three, in plans submitted to Congress Tuesday, increased their appeals for federal loans from $25 billion to $34 billion.

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

Where To Live Now: Using The Electoral Map As Guide

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jeannie Ralston

I've found that I've increasingly consulted the electoral map as I've been trying to zero in on our new home.

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Top Priority: Keep Obama safe

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The United States cannot afford to take any risks. President Obama, and his family, must live in a bubble all their days in office. Handshaking, baby-kissing and plunging into crowds must be forbidden.

Single Party Government Is a Good Idea -- This Time

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The best government of all is one that can take decisive action on good ideas -- and sometimes, a nation faces a future so dire that it cannot afford to hamstring itself.

How Obama Supporters in Stanwood, WA Prevent Sign Theft PHOTO SLIDESHOW

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

Washington may be a "blue" state, but Obama supporters in Stanwood have turned into sign sentinels overnight. In a town of only 5,000 surrounded by o...

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

Why Alan Greenspan Missed the Boat

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Greenspan, like so many in Washington, lived in a bubble and was completely disconnected from the activities of real humans. Greenspan's reliance on statistics and flow charts was just not telling him the truth.

Real Change Depends On Replacing Entrenched Party Operatives

David Lucht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Lucht

There may be good reasons to vote the Republican ticket, but the hope that John McCain will bring change to Washington cannot be counted as one of them.

Looking to Connecticut for Change

Nick Nyhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

The State Election Enforcement Commission in Connecticut announced that 75% of candidates for the state legislature have qualified and received funds under the state's Clean Elections program.

Preventing the Next Privacy Disaster

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The next president steps into a landscape where the capacity to collect, store and exchange sensitive personal information has outgrown the legal framework that protects that information.

Pet Peeve Week

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

I know that everyone reading this has a laundry list of things that leave them twisted and bitter just like me -- and this is your week to let it all out -- it's National Pet Peeve Week.