Politics, Law & War

ObamaCare: Day One

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
It didn't take a government shutdown to eliminate the government's healthcare exchange, just some overloaded web servers! A historic moment in technology failures that begs for a little sassy commentary. !By Lou Cabron Full article »

California’s Nastiest Campaign Ads

Monday, November 1st, 2010
It's now full-scale war between Democrats and Republicans, but it's California that may become the testing ground for some of the hardest-hitting TV campaign ads ever. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Secrets of Al Franken

Monday, July 20th, 2009
The newest Senator from Minnesota enjoyed many strange adventures over the last 30 years — and even left behind some incriminating videos. By Destiny
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Bush’s Last Day: 10 Ways America Celebrated

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
The former President's departure is celebrated with anger, humor, pornography, The Onion — and some shoes. By Lou Cabron
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Christmas with Hitler

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008
Disturbing Nazi propaganda from Joseph Goebbels shows what a "war on Christmas" really looks like. By Lou Cabron
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20 Wildest Reactions to Obama’s Victory

Monday, November 10th, 2008
Americans celebrated Barack Obama's victory with nudity, passion, technology, and cartoons. By Destiny
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Oakland Celebrates Obama’s Victory

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
A crowd at Jack London Square celebrates Obama's victory — including tearful cheers and thoughts about the future and the past. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Why Sarah’s Sex Life Matters

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
Are Sarah Palin's political positions stirring interest in her private life, or just her sexual energy? And what if she were kidnapped by left-wing lesbians? By Susie Bright
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Site Sparks Political Sexiness War

Monday, September 29th, 2008
One webmaster dares Democrats and Republicans to vote on their secret passions. By Destiny
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25 Harshest Reactions To the Wall Street Bailout

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
Can a $700 billion plan save America's economy? Skeptical politicians and pundits weigh in, including Paul Krugman, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. By Lou Cabron
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Sarah Palin Photos and a Moose

Friday, August 29th, 2008
The online world launches a very strange vetting process for John McCain's Vice Presidential pick. By Lou Cabron
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How a Barack Obama Site Made Me Famous

Sunday, August 24th, 2008
Mat Honan joked to his wife that the charismatic candidate "is your new bicycle." One month later, it landed him a book deal. By Lou Cabron
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Can Senator Lieberman Be Recalled?

Friday, July 11th, 2008
Al Gore's former running mate is so unpopular, he's now facing a petition to strip his committee leadership. But what happens next? By Lou Cabron
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Here Comes The Judge’s Porn

Thursday, June 12th, 2008
These images from Judge Kozinski's porn directory raise a serious question — is that all there is? By Lou Cabron
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Is It Legal Porn or Illegal Porn?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Reporter Debbie Nathan explores the FBI's dilemma: what happens when computer-generated child pornography is legal? By Susie Bright
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War of the Candidate Music Videos

Sunday, March 30th, 2008
Barack Obama, John McCain, and Hillary Clinton confront an emerging YouTube demographic. But are they facing a backlash? By Lou Cabron Full article »

Can America Handle a Little Truth?

Monday, March 17th, 2008
A biracial blogger's thoughts on Obama, Reverend Wright, and God. By dnA
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The Collected Controversies of William F. Buckley

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
Five hilarious forgotten moments when the conservative commentator tore into some surprising controversies. By Lou Cabron
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There Won’t Be Blood

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
A sizable percentage of the population is barred from donating blood – gay men. By Steve Robles
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An Obama Caucus Story from Idaho

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
One person's observations. By Lego King
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Miracles

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007
Van Jones tells the inspiring and amusing story of his early days at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for a conference of the Craigslist Foundation. By Destiny
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What If Ben Were One of Us?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
Time magazine's former editor asks: Would Benjamin Franklin by a blogger? By Destiny
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Bush Administration’s Greatest Hits (To Your Face)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
There have been so many awesome hits! We have only scratched the surface here. Collect them all! By RU Sirius
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The QuestionAuthority Proposal

Monday, November 26th, 2007
It's time for all those who oppose authoritarian governance and culture to put aside their differences and join together in a coalition that can act as a counterforce to this gathering threat to our liberties. By RU Sirius
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The Open Source Party Proposal

Monday, November 26th, 2007
A call for dynamic discourse about the things that really need to change, and how to evolve a new political organization that could kick up some noise by the time the next political season (2010) rolls around. By RU Sirius
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Catching Up With an Aqua Teen Terrorist

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
January 31, 2007: a day that will live in infamy. The great city of Boston was brought to its knees by the appearance of unexpected L.E.D. placards in places where they didn't belong. An interview with one of the evildoers. By RU Sirius
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Are We Losing the Fight for Porn?

Thursday, November 8th, 2007
It may not matter what the courts say about free speech or what the law is about adult content — because our Department of Justice has its own agenda. By Steve Robles
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CWILF Island: Hottie Candidate Spouses

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
In Campaign '08 the candidates' wives have taken it to a level that didn't exist just four years earlier. By Steve Robles
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Prior Permission From Government to be Required for Each Flight

Monday, October 22nd, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security quietly moves closer to an invasive "Secure Flights" proposal. By RU Sirius
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Art or Bioterrorism: Who Cares?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
The FBI detained artist Steve Kurtz for 22 hours. But when tests proved the bio-chemicals he'd had were completely harmless — they prosecuted him anyways. By RU Sirius
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D.C. Sex Diarist Bares It All

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Jessica Cutler talks about the hypocrisy of Capitol Hill's Christian conservatives, the differences between prostitution and getting paid for sex, and which drugs are best for getting it on. By Susie Bright
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Ed Rosenthal: Big Man of Buds

Monday, September 10th, 2007
An interview with the legendary pot activist. By RU Sirius
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The D.C. Madam Speaks!

Monday, August 27th, 2007
One of the first interviews with Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the brothel owner who exposed some of Washington's most powerful perverts. By Susie Bright
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Don’t Go There: Top 20 Taboo Topics for Presidential Candidates

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
They call it retail politics. It's a politic that has to appeal to an awful lot of people, but it doesn't have to appeal to them all that much. The successful presidential candidate wants to establish just enough passion for their political stances that voters will waddle down to the polling place on the first […] Full article »

The Male Scale: 10 Archetypes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
Legends of the Fall - Brad Pitt
In the post-feminist era, men have come away with a spectrum of roles ranging from sensitive to heartless. By Ethan Todras-Whitehill
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Democratic Cartoon Candidates

Monday, July 30th, 2007
If you want to be President, you can't be afraid to step into a cartoon. By Lou Cabron
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Senator Vitter’s Suppressed Statement

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
A handwritten draft of the statement Senator Vitter planned to give before the press conference about his involvement in the "D.C. Madam" scandal. By RU Sirius

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Don’t Call It a Conspiracy — the Kennedy Brothers

Thursday, July 12th, 2007
It was a government at war with itself. A new book claims that the Kennedy brothers conspired to make peace, and Robert F. Kennedy believed his brother paid the ultimate price for it. By RU Sirius Full article »

Sex Panic! — An Interview With Debbie Nathan

Friday, July 6th, 2007
Award-winning investigative journalist Debbie Nathan talks about "Satanic day care," the nature of pornography addiction, and controversial reporting on kiddie porn by the New York Times. By Susie Bright
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Anarchy for the USA: A Conversation with Josh Wolf

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
Anti-globalist activism, anarchism, and his new projects to "Free The Media" and give prisoners a voice in the blogosphere. By RU Sirius

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YouTube’s 5 Sorriest Questions for the 2008 Presidential Candidates

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
What if my President was selected by MySpace? By Lou Cabron

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Venezuela: Dispatch from a Surrealist Autocracy

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
Hugo Chavez was once Venezuela's media darling. Now he is the media. A dispatch from a concerned Venezuelan citizen. By Rodrigo Arcaya Full article »

Raising Hunter S. Thompson

Thursday, May 31st, 2007
In the play, "Gonzo: A Brutal Chrysalis," performer and writer "B. Duke" incarnates the Last Free American Writer. By RU Sirius Full article »

The Future of America Has Been Stolen

Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Investigative reporter Greg Palast says 4.5 million votes will be shoplifted in 2008, thanks largely to the "Rove-bots" that have been placed in the Justice Department following the U.S. Attorney firings. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

Keith Henson Back in Jail – Space Elevator Will Have To Wait

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
Just before his epic conflict with the Scientologists, Henson was scheduled to talk at a European Space Agency conference on how Space Elevators could completely solve the carbon and energy problems. By RU Sirius Full article »

Closing Pandora’s Box: The End of Internet Radio?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
Tim Westergen from SaveNetRadio.org is trying to keep Internet Radio alive and diverse. By RU Sirius Full article »

Create an Alien, Win A-Prize!

Thursday, April 19th, 2007
The A-Prize offers to reward the first person who creates an "artificial lifeform" or reveals that one has been created. By RU Sirius Full article »

Homeland Security Follies

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
Security expert Bruce Schneier says that nearly everything the government is doing about terrorism is wrong. By RU Sirius Full article »

Prescription Ecstasy and Other Pipe Dreams

Thursday, March 29th, 2007
Have you ever walked into a pharmacy with a prescription for Acid and Ecstasy? You will. By RU Sirius Full article »

EFF Attorney Jason Schultz vs. Stephen Colbert

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Starting with a whiteboard and a teacher’s instincts, Jason Schultz makes the Michael Crook free speech case as clear as a flowchart — days before Colbert poorly attempted the same move. By Jeff Diehl

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Official Launch: 10ZM.TV

Monday, March 19th, 2007
Have you checked out MondoGlobo's new video show? You may have, and don't even know it! By Jeff Diehl Full article »

“Dear Internet, I’m Sorry”

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
Even while delivering a video apology "to all bloggers, webmasters and other individuals" as part of a settlement agreement with 10 Zen Monkeys, he somehow seems determined to be the most hated man on the internet. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Who are Second Life’s “Patriotic Nigras”?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007
In their first interview, online pranksters reveal the secrets of their attack on John Edwards virtual headquarters with flying penis monsters. They explain their philosophy about Second Life, how they operate -- and who they're voting for. By Lou Cabron. Full article »

John Edwards’ Virtual Attackers Unmasked

Monday, March 5th, 2007
The attackers who hit the Democratic candidate's Second Life headquarters have been identified. And they're gloating. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Is Yahoo/Flickr DMCA Policy Censorship?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
Photographer and blogger Thomas Hawk tells the story of his Flickr stream vs. Michael Crook. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

Keith Henson Talks about Memetics, Evolutionary Psychology & Scientology

Monday, February 5th, 2007
Given his battle with Scientology, this interview presents a broader view of Keith Henson. By RU Sirius Full article »

“Scientology Fugitive” Arrested

Sunday, February 4th, 2007
On Friday, Arizona police arrested a 64-year-old man -- a fugitive since 2001 in a bizarre war that mixes free speech, copyright law, and the Church of Scientology. By RU Sirius Full article »

20 Secrets of an Infamous Dead Spy

Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Watergate mastermind Howard Hunt lived for nearly 90 years -- enough time to pile up a lifetime of spy stories. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Did Bush Spin Like Nixon?

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
The great question now regarding the Iraq debacle isn't: Should we stay or should we go? The more important question is: Have we learned anything? By RU Sirius Full article »

Kneecaps, Eyeballs and Livers for Sale: The World Organ Trade

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
Worried about bodily decay? If you're starting to notice the effects of beer, grease and couch-potatohood on your longevity potential, no need to wait around for human cloning. By Etelka Lehoczky Full article »

Hallucinogenic Weapons: The Other Chemical Warfare

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
An Interview with Dr. James S. Ketchum, author of Chemical Warfare: Secrets Almost Forgotten, the story of how he helped the Army Chemical Center research psychedelics and deliriants for use as non-lethal weapons. By RU Sirius Full article »

The Chicks Who Tried to Shoot Gerald Ford

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
As a nation eulogizes Gerald Ford, we remember the crazy 70s figures who tried to kill him. By RU Sirius Full article »

George Bush vs. Spider-Man

Friday, December 29th, 2006
Comic book superheroes are already giving speeches against secret government detention. We've arranged the ultimate cage match — between President George Bush and Spider-Man. By Destiny Full article »

World Sex Laws

Thursday, December 28th, 2006
Sex laws around the world are as diverse as indigenous spices -- an acceptable Scandinavian romp might get you barbarically executed in another region of the globe. (NSFW) By Hank Hyena Full article »

Has Michael Crook Harassed You?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
Now is your chance to support the free speech rights of bloggers and webmasters by simply telling us your story. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

Thou Shalt Realize the Bible Kicketh Ass

Thursday, December 21st, 2006
What if The Bible were happening right now? That's the question Douglas Rushkoff has been trying to grapple with in Testament, a series of graphic novels that transpose Biblical stories into contemporary narratives. By  RU Sirius Full article »

The Crooks of the World Hurt Copyright, Free Speech

Sunday, December 10th, 2006
Michael Crook himself is not much of a threat to free speech or copyright. However, the Michael Crooks of the world, are. By Jonathan Bailey Full article »

The 5 Faces of Bush

Thursday, December 7th, 2006
Is the media telling a secret story by using carefully-selected news photos? By Lou Cabron Full article »

Is It Fascism Yet?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
I thought it would be interesting to ask a few folks representing a variety of views whether they think America is now a fascist state. By RU Sirius Full article »

Is Iraq really THAT bad?

Monday, November 27th, 2006
This roundup of YouTube clips is meant to give a sense of what it's like for the people who are killing and getting killed in Iraq -- a view that one can't possibly get from the mainstream newsmedia. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

Counterculture and the Tech Revolution

Sunday, November 19th, 2006
The connection between the contemporary global economy and the countercultural attitudes of the 1960s and 70s. By RU Sirius Full article »

Election Fallout: 24 Hours Later

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
The drunken celebrations are over, with startled Democrats realizing that they've finally won. Now it's time to cast woozy eyes on the shimmering future ahead and the crazy campaign behind. By Destiny Full article »

EFF and 10 Zen Monkeys vs. Michael Crook and DMCA

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 10 Zen Monkeys in a civil lawsuit against griefer Michael Crook for abusing the DMCA and violating our free speech rights. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

Libertarian Chick Fights Boobs With Boobs

Monday, October 30th, 2006
While most of the dialogue during this campaign has been sex-negative, there have been a few cases in which women candidates have tried to use their ample bosoms to attract positive attention. By RU Sirius, Full article »

5 More Nasty Campaigns

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
"You can't say I want to win the war but not be willing to fight the war," Karl Rove says. Nearly $60 million has been spent on a massive stockpile of television artillery. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Detention and Torture: Are We Still Free, or Not?

Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Just as great as the vitriol coming from presidential critics right now, is the mixture of signals from the activist media regarding the Military Commissions Act signed by Bush last Tuesday. By RU Sirius Full article »

My Opponent Pays for Gay Teen Bestiality!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
In the interest of keeping this wave of eminently entertaining campaign ads alive, we suggest possibilities for GOP media strategists in the post-Foley arena. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

5 Nastiest Campaign Ads So Far

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
Campaigns trade charges of Playboy parties, methamphetamines, and epithets about sluts. By Lou Cabron Full article »

Awesomest Congressional Campaign Ever — Vernon Robinson, N.C.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
Robinson's media savvy is matched only by his massive set of huevos. By Jeff Diehl Full article »

Death? No, Thank You

Thursday, September 21st, 2006
When the looming biotech boom starts making real advances, how fast will people's sentiments about scientific immortality change, along with their demands? By Jayden Devereux Full article »

Willie Nelson’s ‘Narcotic’ Shrooms

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
The mainstream media tends to use law enforcement misnomers for illicit drugs, when reporting news around drugs. By RU Sirius Full article »

9/11 – The Wingnuts v. The Sheeple

Thursday, September 14th, 2006
We live in paranoid times. I'd like to think that there is still space in public discourse for agnosticism; for uncertainty; and for considering the ideas of the other. By RU Sirius Full article »

Three Hundred Pound Porn Queen Decimates Oklahoma Town

Monday, September 11th, 2006
Some citizens unearthed pictures online of the police chief's wife giving blowjobs, but what about her involvment in the meth trade? Is the "war on drugs" a war "on drugs"? By Jeff Diehl Full article »

The LA Cop Who Became the Leading 9/11 Conspiracy Spokesman

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
An ex-narc finds himself speaking to auditoriums packed with enthusiastic hemp-wearing lefties having their darkest suspicions confirmed. By RU Sirius Full article »

Journalism is Dead

Wednesday, August 25th, 1999
People raised on the Web will no more believe that the truth radiates from the pages of The New York Times than from the latest Eminem CD. Full article »