Greetings, my lovely unicorns, and Happy Friday. We have a variety of newsy bits to cover this week, and more of them to make up for last week’s vacation-posted brevity. Let’s dive right in:
Poodles, alas! Here we are again for yet another roundabout recap of all the news to make you… well, let’s see what darkish, garish scenarios await us.
Guys. There’s a job opening for the Doctor and River Song in here.
It’s f’ing hot in here. So take off all your clothes. And sit in front of the air conditioning with some ice cream. And read some news haiku.
As this week wraps up, let’s take a look back at what’s happened and make a few educated (entirely speculative) guesses about the future. But first, do you ever feel like you’re on a carousel and keep passing the same waving parent, or it’s Groundhog Day and you keep eating the same diner breakfast, or […]
This week’s smorgasbord of political odds-and-ends is brought to you by my short attention span. Plus, doesn’t it seem like lots of stuff is, y’ know, happening this week? It’s no ratification of a defense spending bill or passage of a long-overdue nuclear war treaty (hey, everyone’s too busy picking out the least offensive holiday […]
Simmering just below the surface of all the drama in the news over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s alleged crimes is a very interesting debate about censorship, freedom of the press, and what even counts as being “the press.” Frankly, Assange has done his beliefs and supporters a real disservice by being such an asshole. If […]
Two months ago, when WikiLeaks’ latest document dump was just a speck in Julian Assange’s nefarious eye, I watched the documentary The Most Dangerous Man in the World ““ Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. As an aspiring journalist, I find it fascinating how, despite the lengths to which government officials routinely go to protect […]
The big news over the weekend was the most recent Wikileaks scoop, revealing the contents of a quarter of a million confidential cables relating to US diplomacy. The internets, as they seem to be filled with people who also would enjoy watching the world burn, are thrilled.