I'm legitimately awed by the opening of Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!—it's the self-assurance of a master at the top of his craft. Here we have moved beyond the barest scene-setting exposition of "The sun did not shine" or character introduction of "I am Sam." As with Maurice Sendak's immortal two-page… » 1/28/15 10:55pm Yesterday 10:55pm

Pro Football Shill Lanny Davis Lies About Shilling for Pro Football

Antibiotic-resistant flesh-eating infection Lanny Davis published a column in the Hill yesterday deploring the media's terrible rush to judgment against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Because the NFL's self-commissioned investigation into the Ray Rice scandal failed to find evidence that the league had done wrong,… » 1/15/15 9:35pm 1/15/15 9:35pm

In a Cyber-Bunker, a Terrified New York Times Editorial Board

The opinion department of the New York Times is very frightened by recent techno-geopolitical developments, and it wants you to be frightened too. The (alleged) North Korean aggression against Sony Pictures, an editorial explains today, is a wake-up call to a slumbering and inadequately technology-defended nation: » 12/30/14 3:45pm 12/30/14 3:45pm

New York State, Ever Less Important, Now Trails Florida in Population

The United States Census Bureau announced today that the State of New York, which had been the nation's third most populous state, has now slipped to fourth place, behind Florida. In the 12 months ending July 1, 2014, the Sunshine State gained 293,000 new inhabitants, while New York added a meager 51,000. » 12/23/14 2:37pm 12/23/14 2:37pm