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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Virginia Retakes the Lead?

Virginia and Arizona are in quite the fight for craziest political moves of 2010. Now Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is going after nudity on the state seal. (Virginian-Pilot)

Jay Leno: Dealing with the Public

John Mulaney: Law and Order

Batman Returns

Next Batman sequel: 2012. (HuffingtonPost)

The Wizard of Oz

Should groups have to reveal who's behind the curtain for political ads? (CSMonitor)

Star Wars


Will there be international cooperation in space? (ForeignPolicy)

Walk the Plank

How do you prosecute a pirate? (ForeignPolicy)

Party of Results

Can Democrats win in November claiming they're the party of accomplishments? (Slate)

Saturday Cartoon

Behind the Scenes

A lengthy profile of Obama's young staffers. (NYTimes)

Rise of Independents?


Probably not, but Charlie Crist has a chance. (NYTimes)

Ban on Bans

Stop trying to ban things like violent videos and violent video games; it doesn't work. (NYTimes)

Friday, April 30, 2010

It's True

NFL Power Rankings

Offseason edition. (ESPN)

US World Cup Uniforms


Only about 6 weeks away until the big game against England. (YahooSports)

Colbert Report: KFC and Breast Cancer

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Tip/Wag - Scientists & KFC
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox News

Colbert Report: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Wind Farm & Oil Spill
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox News

Daily Show: Afghanistan Powerpoint

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Afghanistan Stability Chart
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Lies, Damned Lies...

...and medical research. (HuffingtonPost)

Drop Anchor

News anchors say the darndest things. (HuffingtonPost)

51st State?

Welcome to America, Puerto Rico? (CSMonitor)

Financial Reform 101


What it means for consumers. (CSMonitor)

State of Fear

Our illegal immigration laws have more bark than bite. (TheBigMoney)

Double Standard?

Justice Alito loves free speech...sometimes. (Slate)

How Open-Minded Are You?

An interactive test on your internet history to see how politically open-minded you are. (Slate)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Taste vs. Difficulty

Colbert Report: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox News

Daily Show: Michael Steele

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Republicans Want Michael Steele to Fail
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Most Hated MLB Team

Not the Yankees, not the Red Sox....but the Cleveland Indians. (ESPN)

Time 100

The 2010 list of the most influential people in the world. (Time)

Fake Crisis

Immigrants are leaving the US, not entering. (DailyBeast)

Good Riddance

The GOP doesn't want you anyway, Charlie Crist. (DailyBeast)

Eight is Enough


How about eight Supreme Court justices instead? (CSMonitor)

Sorry Bible Literalists

Doubt being cast on whether Noah's Ark was found in Turkey. (CSMonitor)

Laboratories of Democracy

Democracy or insanity? (Esquire)

Palin for President


Why she's not going to run for President. (Esquire)

The End of Blockbuster?

Blockbuster Video continues to try to reinvent itself as the world around it changes. (TheBigMoney)

The Politics of Hugging


A simple hug can be political poison. (Slate)

Cell Phone Payments


Sorry but I'm never giving someone my credit card to scan into their cell phone. (NYTimes)

Photo of the Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Compromise

Quarterback Controversies

When Jason Campbell is brought in to bring stability to your QB situation, you know you're in trouble. (SI)

Daily Show: SEC Porn Scandal

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Sex-curities XXXchange Cumission
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Daily Show: Goldman Sachs Hearing

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Who Wants to Beat a Millionaire
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Jay Leno: Headlines

Weird Baseball Contracts


The Mets will be paying Bobby Bonilla from 2011 to 2035. (CNN)

Carrots and (Celery) Sticks


Give food companies a tax incentive to produce better food. (TheAtlantic)

The Most Corrupt Professions


Congrats Wall Street, you're #2. (DailyBeast)

Third Time's a Charm

George Voinovich (R-OH) is going to join Democrats to vote in favor of starting debate on the financial reform bill. (HuffingtonPost)

Informational Assymetry

The myth of the sophisticated investor. (Slate)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2011 NFL Mock Draft

Never too soon to start guessing. (SI)

Colbert Report: Barter Chicken for Healthcare

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Indecision 2010 Midterm Elections - Sue Lowden
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox News

Colbert Report: The Word- Arizona and Immigration

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - Docu-Drama
www.colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorFox News

Daily Show: Arizona and Immigration

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Law & Border
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

One Down


The best of baseball's first month. (TheAtlantic)

Power Corrupts

A study that power causes hypocrisy. (PredictablyIrrational)

Role Models

Searching for people to admire given all the recent scandals. (DailyBeast)

We're Always Forewarned

As usual, every time a disaster occurs, there's been a clear failure to prevent it. Lobbying stopped new regulations from being put in place before the recent oil incident/spill. (HuffingtonPost)

The Al Qaeda Almanac


A guide to what's left of the terrorist group. (ForeignPolicy)

Useless

Do investment banks actually provide any value to America? (Slate)

The Stock Market That Cried Wolf

A history of overly alarmist predictions about regulation. (Slate)

Political Posturing

Don't worry, the financial reform bill will pass. (Slate)

Immigration Overreaction?

In the grand scheme of things, is the Arizona immigration law that bad? (LATimes)

The Face of the Enemy


The military is bogged down in Powerpoint. (NYTimes)

How to Exercise in the Heat


Drink a slushie first? (NYTimes)

Sleeping on the Job

Everyone is rightfully mad at Goldman Sachs, but let's not forget the real culprit: the failure of the government to properly regulate the industry. (NYTimes)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Law Revue Contest

The best from a weak crop of Above the Law's Law Revue Video contest entries.


SNL: Obama and Financial Reform

Monday Cartoon

Sarah Palin Inc

Why run for president when you can get rich off your celebrity?

NFL Draft Analysis

Quick analysis of all 32 teams' drafts.

Underappreciated Success

President Obama is quietly achieving his agenda while rhetoric flies back and forth.

Mother Knows Best

An endorsement of Diane Wood for the Supreme Court.

Sunday Roundup

Clips from the Sunday shows.

Presidential Movies

A look at movies about the presidency.

Goldman Sachs Betting

Mortgaged backed derivatives and burger eating contests.

Too Big to Fail

Break up the big banks.

Not Too Fat to Fight

Obesity does not affect national security (counter to last week's claims).

Double Down 2.0


For those who want the pleasure of KFC without the heart attack.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

SNL: Girl Scout Cookies

SNL: Weekend Update

SNL: Cherry Battle

Improving the Supreme Court

Ideas to make the Supreme Court better.

Sunday Cartoon

GOAAAAAAAAAL

Two-man bicycle kick


Top 10 Anti-Party Schools


No surprise, UChicago is on the list.

Fat: Good, Bad, and Ugly

All fats aren't created equal.

E Rex


A new three-wheeled car more efficient than the Prius.

Bug Zapper


The machine that will take out the mosquitoes.

Death Penalty Outrage

Apparently a prosecutor sleeping with the judge on your case isn't enough bias to get a new trial for someone facing execution.

Betting on Hollywood

Mortgage backed derivatives aren't fun enough, time for betting on movies.

NFL Draft Winners and Losers

Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy may have gone later than expected but ended up in good situations with Carolina and Cleveland.

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