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Grumpy Conservatives Survey Post-Iowa Scene

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The Pollyanna award goes to Ross Douthat of the New York Times, who thinks caucus-goers did themselves proud last night. "Presented with the weakest presidential field of any major party in a generation," he writes, "they made the best of a bad situation."

Mob Jailbird Fleeces Harvard Grad for $800,000 in POW Scam

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

A Harvard graduate who is an heir to the Vanderbilt and Whitney fortunes got taken to the cleaners for more than $800,000 by a wannabe wiseguy from Brooklyn who never made it out of grammar school.

Feds Line Up Tough One-Two Punch For Colombo Top Guns

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

The feds have just lined up a one-two punch against two top Colombo family mobsters awaiting trial for six mob murders, including the 1997 execution slaying of New York police officer Ralph Dols.

Friday Talking Points [52] -- What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I started blogging over two years ago. That is to say, right about the time the 2008 presidential campaign began. OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration...