Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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I used to love the Monty Python Show when I was a young lad and I remember one segment that mocked those brain-dead Sunday TV shows during which bland, predictable journalists and “expert” panelists gather to discuss the week’s...
I didn’t think much of the New York Times story on Donald Trump possibly not paying taxes for 18 years, as I noted here yesterday. The Times story rather obviously stretched its conclusions well beyond where its flimsy evidence...
Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, you may recall, was forced to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee when hacked documents showed she was rigging the primaries for Hillary Clinton. She was booed off the stage at the...
There's a great story in the Wall Street Journal today -- "Fentanyl Billionaire Comes Under Fire as Death Toll Mounts From Prescription Opioids" -- about how employees of Insys Therapeutics reportedly "bribed doctors to prescribe the company's painkillers. Fentanyl, one of...
A hacker (or hackers) has recently released a new cache of material taken directly from the computer systems of the Democratic Party and the materials are simply amazing. There are sixteen individual sub-folders, each worthy of multiple news stories, and they...
One of the great mysteries of modern politics is why millennials have the lowest voter turnout rate of any age group. The U.S. system is vibrant and dynamic — just look at 68-year-old Hillary Clinton and 70-year-old Donald Trump...
So there are a lot of exciting developments here at Washington Babylon. We launched yesterday and Sydney Leather's delightful dismantling of Anthony Weiner was picked up by the New York Post (on the front page and Page Six), the Daily...
On Friday afternoon, Joe Conason removed his lips from Bill Clinton’s ass long enough to answer questions from his fans on Facebook about his newly released book, Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton. I pictured...
I know arms dealers are not generally seen as sympathetic, but you should be worried about the story of Marc Turi. He’s the guy who the Justice Department indicted in 2014 for legally sending weapons to Qatar and the...
The other day I posted an interview with one of the globe’s leading experts who pretty much flatly said Hillary Clinton has the election sewn up. Now I’ve spoken to another of the globe’s leading experts and he disagrees...