Venice Floods Highest in 20 Years

Ah, Venice. One of my favorite cities in the world. Beautiful and mysterious and now flooding! According to the NYT, residents and tourists waded through knee-deep water yesterday as they navigated the city’s narrow streets and alleys, and its historic St. Mark’s Square was inundated. One of the highest tides in its history brought Venice […]

Rachel Maddow Ratings Soar

Rachel Maddow, a woman who does not own a television set, has done something that is virtually unheard of: she has doubled the audience for a cable news channel’s 9 p.m. hour in a matter of days. “The Rachel Maddow Show,” her left-leaning news and commentary program, has averaged a higher rating among 25- to […]

NY Times Cites Palin Croniysm, Censorship, Secrecy and Lying

Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal. So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of […]

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