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Memo to the Anti-Defamation League: These Jews Don't Share Your Position

(62) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 3:40 PM

The following letter is from a group of concerned Jews, connected by their community, responding to the Anti-Defamation League's Statement on the Islamic Community Center Near Ground Zero.

Dear Mr. Foxman,

Last week the New York Times reported on the Anti-Defamation League's decision to oppose the...

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Notes on Book Publishing in a Socially Networked World

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2009 | 5:13 PM

About That Lending Library: A few months ago, sitting on a bunch of advance copies of my new book, The Adderall Diaries, copies that were supposed to go to well placed media outlets, I decided to start The Adderall Diaries Lending Library. My plan was to allow anyone...

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Talking to the Graduating Class About Jobs That Matter

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2009 | 3:53 PM

It's graduation time, and thus also the time of the graduation speech, that strange ritual when someone important stands at a podium and bores the hell out of thousands of students and parents. The platitudes are endless, and who cares; every one knows the real message is an unspoken one,...

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Matt Smith and the Anti-Porn Agenda: Fight Over Job Training for Porn Company Heats Up

(11) Comments | Posted April 25, 2009 | 6:48 PM

In the lead column in this week's SFWeekly Matt Smith complains that, the largest maker of fetish porn, has received close to $50,000 in state job training benefits, money used to train editors, programmers, and video technicians. Smith is very proud that his research for the...

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An Interview with Watchmen Director Zack Snyder

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2009 | 11:23 AM

Over at The Rumpus there's a long interview with Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen the much hyped movie set to open this Friday. Zack is interviewed by Chris Read, one of his oldest friends. The two met at summer camp when they were eleven years old.

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An Interview With Bill Ayers

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2009 | 9:15 PM

From today's Rumpus interview with Bill Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground and a favorite punching bag for the failed John McCain campaign.

1968: "March 31st, 1968, Lyndon Johnson announces he won't run for President. Here's the most effective politician of his generation; he's passed the most far reaching...

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As Long As We're Talking About Rick Warren, Did You Know Rush Limbaugh Is A Drug Addict?

(136) Comments | Posted December 22, 2008 | 9:11 PM

I shouldn't have to say this first, but I will, I'm not defending Rick Warren.

But if the worst thing that happens during the Obama presidency is that he lets a hate-mongering idiot speak at his inauguration I'll be ecstatic. Stop and think for a second. George Bush TOOK US...

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My First Flag

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2008 | 4:20 PM

From the website

Hello, Democrat, smiling and happy, blinking like a newborn in the new light. Good morning, African Americans, groggy from celebrating a well deserved victory. A shout out to the Youth Demographic, and a big hello to you Radicals (anarchists, communists, enviro-socialists, queer activists etc.) who...
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HuffPost Exclusive -- An interview with Kurt Cobain's Manager and Former President of Warner Bros. Records, Danny Goldberg

(5) Comments | Posted November 16, 2008 | 8:46 PM

Danny Golberg has been in the music business since the 1960s, getting his start in an entry level position at Billboard Magazine. From there he moved into music journalism, but he didn't like to criticize the rock bands so he moved into public relations. He handled PR for Led Zeppelin...

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It's Official, I Also Endorse Obama

(22) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 7:53 PM

I took my time deciding on whether to publicly support Barack Hussein Obama for President of the United States. For starters, I didn't know if I could trust him. I'm from Chicago and ten years ago a friend of mine got burned on a bag of skunk weed on...

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Photo Essay -- Joe The Plumber At Midnight In Miami

(19) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 9:40 AM

These pictures were taken last night at the John McCain rally at the University of Miami with a Kodak Easyshare, not the recommended camera for serious photo journalists.- Stephen Elliott

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Notes from the Swamp - Regional McCain Manager Denies Obama's Citizenship

(37) Comments | Posted November 1, 2008 | 11:56 AM

For Halloween I stopped by the John McCain office in Pompano Beach, Florida, with Josh Bearman from the LA Weekly and Benjy Sarlin from the Daily Beast. There was a security guard at the door but he didn't seem to be doing much. We asked a woman at...

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Notes From The Swamp, Florida In The Final Days Of The Election 2 - Where's The Evil?

(15) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 1:07 PM

I spoke this morning with a woman who is organizing lawyers for early voting in Southern Florida. They're sending two shifts of lawyers to each poll. I asked if there was any evil going on. She said no, she hadn't seen much evil at the early voting centers. That's a...

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Notes From The Swamp -- Florida in the Final Days of the Election

(14) Comments | Posted October 30, 2008 | 12:14 PM

There were hundreds of people at the early voting station in Hollywood, Florida, and the wait was ninety minutes. I was with Benji from The Daily Beast, and Josh from the LA Weekly. We asked people if the wait was too long and they said no, the didn't mind. Someone...

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San Francisco Donates 276 Recycling Bins To Houston

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2008 | 4:27 PM

At the end of July I read an article in the New York Times stating that Houston was the worst recycling city in the country, with a recycling rate of just 2.6% of its total waste. (San Francisco, where I live, is the best recycling city in the country,...

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As Long As We're Talking About Michelle Obama, Did You Know Cindy McCain Was A Drug Addict?

(799) Comments | Posted June 19, 2008 | 1:03 PM

It's a psychedelic experience this week, watching Cindy McCain out on the campaign trail, attacking the opponent's wife. In rally after rally she says, "I've always been proud of my country," a not so subtle jab at Michelle Obama's gaffe earlier about really being proud of America for the...

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More On Barbara Boxer And Proposition 98

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2008 | 6:54 PM

Yesterday I wrote an editorial for the Huffington Post on Barbara Boxer's failure to take a stand on Proposition 98. Today I found out the No On 98 Campaign has a signed statement from Barbara Boxer stating she is against Proposition 98. For the record, I called Barbara Boxer's...

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Shame On Barbara Boxer

(56) Comments | Posted May 13, 2008 | 5:40 PM

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has failed to come out against Proposition 98, the landlord scheme to end rent control in California. The proposition, which would take away municipalities' ability to make their own housing policies based on their own specific needs, is hidden behind the fake title of...

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McCain/Clinton, Torture, & Errol Morris -- A Review

(5) Comments | Posted May 3, 2008 | 9:51 AM

Standard Operating Procedure: Movie Review

He calls it the "Interrotron." The way Errol Morris interviews a subject is to speak into a camera. His image is then projected on a screen and the interviewee responds into the camera. It's like a teleprompter that allows the game show host or newscaster...

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Hillary's War

(158) Comments | Posted December 28, 2007 | 2:03 PM

Benazir Bhutto was standing in an open car in the military city of Rawalpindi when the shrapnel sliced into her. That was just over a day ago. Violence has engulfed the region and we're waiting for the next chapter in this ever-worsening dilemma.

It would be cynical to blame...

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