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  • Sri Srinivasan, who is he? Scalia's possible replacement?

    Shortly after news broke that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had passed many started speculating who his successor would be if President Barack Obama were to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice. One name floated frequently was Sri Srinivasan, who The New Yorker described as "the nominee in waiting."
  • The Fermi Paradox Is Not Fermi's, and It Is Not a Paradox

    02/02/2016 1:30:21 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 81 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 1/29/16 | Robert H. Gray
    Two big ideas often come up in discussions about the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI. One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect--potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates. The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist anywhere, because they would inevitably colonize the Galaxy by star travel--and since we don't see any obvious signs of aliens here, searching for their signals is pointless. The Drake Equation is perfectly genuine: it was created by astronomer...
  • The Foundations behind the Left

    01/19/2016 8:40:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | Jan 19 2016 | Jon Henke
    Over a decade ago, the New York Post's Ryan Sager published a blockbuster story, showing that "campaign finance reform has been an immense scam perpetrated...by a cadre of left-wing foundations and disguised as a "mass movement." Based on the astonishing testimony of Sean Treglia, who ran the campaign finance reform effort for Pew Trusts, Sager reported that...(continued at link)
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • Guns Don't Kill People. The Obama Administration Kills People.

    01/24/2016 6:30:22 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "I'm really good at killing people," Barack Obama once allegedly said. The origin of the quote is the 2013 book "Double Down" by veteran political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who cite unnamed Obama aides as their source. The two reporters have journalistic credits even a liberal would respect--The New Yorker, The Economist, and MSNBC, to name a few. Some people choose not to give the quote credence because its source is anonymous and it wasn't caught on tape. Skepticism surrounding anonymous quotes is of course understandable though I surmise that most doubters have political motives. People who are...
  • Hillarys Email Scandal? Rush Limbaugh Made Her Do It!

    09/02/2015 12:14:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9-1-15 | John Hinderaker
    In the current issue of the New Yorker, Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, has a brief piece on Hillary Clintons private email problems. He traces the current scandal toRush Limbaugh! Hillary Clinton, in her memoir Living History, recounts her struggle to defend her privacy while residing in the White House. Some of her stories have a gothic tone. After Bill Clintons first inauguration, Harry and Linda Thomason, friends from Hollywood, found a jocular note under a pillow in the Lincoln Bedroom. It was from Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host. How did the note get...
  • Once Again Going After Eric Metaxas, Now in The New Yorker, Lawrence Krauss Opts for Misdirection

    01/28/2015 6:21:37 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | January 27, 2015 | Daniel Bakken
    Once Again Going After Eric Metaxas, Now in The New Yorker, Lawrence Krauss Opts for Misdirection Daniel Bakken January 27, 2015 2:21 PM | Permalink Now a month after the fact, cosmologist and "skeptic" Lawrence Krauss has made another attempt at damage control in the wake of that wildly popular Christmas Day article by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal. The Metaxas essay, which went viral, argued that science increasingly makes the case for God. The first try by Dr. Krauss was obviously rushed, and wasn't published by the WSJ, though the Richard Dawkins Foundation did post it on...
  • MLK marches w/Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and slain officer on cover of New Yorker

    01/18/2015 9:35:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | January 17, 2015 | Blue Telusma
    The January 26th edition of The New Yorker imagines a world where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches arm in arm with some of the most polarizing news figures from 2014 and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The publication is known for its controversial covers, but this one entitled The Dream of Reconciliation shows Dr. King with Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and New York City Police officer Wenjian Liu, who was killed by a gunman in December peacefully walking with arms linked as an American flag waves in the background. Artist Barry Blitt who drew it says he...
  • Obama Wants the Privilege without the Accountability of Being the First Black President

    01/23/2014 6:11:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being Americas first black president but loathes the accountability that comes with the job. Since day one, Obama has cried racism as the cause for his inability to work with Republicans in Congress or basically get anything meaningful done in five years of his presidency. The very thing that got Obama elected, his race, is the very crutch he continuously uses to eschew criticism for a job poorly done. So, it was no surprise to read in the New Yorker's sweeping interview with the president that he blames the failures of...
  • On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science

    01/21/2014 1:51:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 21, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?” Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry...
  • Political cartoon compares Redskins logo to swastika, confederate flag

    10/18/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    My FOX DC ^ | October 18, 2013 | My FOX DC
    <p>The Redskins name debate just isn't going away.</p> <p>A new political cartoon in the New York Daily News is raising eyebrows by comparing the Skins logo to a swastika and the confederate flag.</p> <p>Next to it is written the caption "Archaic Symbols of Pride and Heritage."</p>
  • Bert & Ernie Celebrate Gay Marriage

    06/28/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Next weeks cover is a painting of Bert and Ernie cuddling on a couch while watching the nine Supreme Court justices on television. The artwork is titled, Moment of Joy. Its amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime, artist Jack Hunter, the artist told The New Yorker. The magazine said Hunter submitted the unsolicited artwork via Tumblr. This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate, he told the magazine. In 2011 the Sesame Workshop addressed questions about the sexual orientation of Bert and Ernie in a Facebook posting. Bert and...
  • Scarborough Clashes With 'New Yorker' Editor Over Mag's Bush-Bashing Obama Endorsement

    10/24/2012 7:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some serious fur flew on the Morning Joe set today, as Joe Scarborough clashed with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. Setting Scarborough off was the magazine's endorsement of Barack Obama that lauded the president for relieving the "national shame inflicted by the Bush administration." Scarborough saracastically asked Remnick "who got paid the bonus for being able to squeeze in, quote, 'the shame of the Bush years?'" Scarborough went on to scald Remnick for the left's hypocrisy in giving President Obama a pass for pursuing many of the same policies that it had accused Bush-Cheney of undermining the Constitution...
  • Jonah Lehrers Journalistic Misdeeds at Wired.com

    09/01/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | August 31, 2012 | Charles Seife
    For the past three months, Jonah Lehrer, science journalist, author of three books, and (former) New Yorker staff writer has been under siege. In mid-June, he was accused of recycling his old work and publishing it as new. Since then, a number of accounts assert that Lehrer committed the two mortal sins of journalism: fabrication and plagiarism. Before Lehrer joined The New Yorker, he was one of the premier bloggers at Wired.com; the site still boasts several hundred blog posts he wrote for his Frontal Cortex blog. Quite naturally, when the Lehrer scandal first broke, the editors at Wired.com worried...
  • HOW I CHEATED ('QUIZ SHOW' SCANDAL FIGURE TALKS AFTER 50 YEARS)

    07/22/2008 1:13:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 151+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2008 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    THE brainy English teacher who became the central figure in the quiz-show scandals of the late 1950s has broken his silence. Charles Van Doren, 82, is finally telling his side of the story in a first-person account published in this week's New Yorker magazine, which came out yesterday. Van Doren - who lives in Connecticut with his wife of 50 years and still teaches college-level English (most recently at the University of Connecticut in Torrington) - said he decided to go public with his version of the "Twenty-One" quiz-show story for the sake of his grandchildren. The New Yorker story...
  • Obama Satire Is Not Slander

    07/16/2008 6:07:46 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 168+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | July 16, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Barack Obama launched a Web site that fact-checks smears about him, his wife and his career. It remains to be seen whether this is an effective tactic against negative campaigning, but it certainly isnt very funny. The New Yorker did much the same thing with its cover depicting President Obama - in full Muslim regalia - doing the fist bump with First Lady Michelle - sporting a 70s-style Afro and with an assault rifle slung over her shoulder as the American flag burns in an Oval Office fireplace, above which hangs a portrait of Usama bin Laden. It is...
  • RUSH: Who Is It That Gets Upset Over Stupid Cartoons? Radical Muslims!

    07/15/2008 2:39:41 PM PDT · by Miss Didi · 26 replies · 168+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | July 15, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Obama campaign, they continue to be in a tizzy over this New Yorker cartoon. Let me ask you a question. Obama and his team are upset over a cartoon on the cover of The New Yorker, a leftist publication, that makes him look like a Muslim, that makes his wife look like a terrorist Muslim, that has the American flag burning in the fireplace, under the portrait of Osama Bin Laden in the Oval Office. The Obama campaign and The Messiah himself were said to be very, very upset over this. Let me ask you...
  • Obamas rapid rise from Chicago politics to the national stage

    07/15/2008 2:03:43 PM PDT · by bstein80 · 6 replies · 132+ views
    The Conservative Revolution ^ | 7-15-2008 | Brendan Steinhauser
    While The New Yorkers cartoon depiction of Barack and Michelle Obama as radical terrorists is making lots of news, the interesting article inside the magazine on his rise in politics seems to be getting little attention. But this is one of the best articles Ive read about Obama, and all voters should be familiar with its content. The theme of the 18 page article by Ryan Lizza entitled, Making It: How Chicago Shaped Obama, is that Obama is a very practical politician not afraid to do what it takes to win. Lizza recounts the story of Obama using technicalities to...
  • Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect(Cry me a river barf alert)

    08/06/2007 9:22:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies · 1,657+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Josh White, Julie Tate and Joby Warrick
    Article Details Torture That Mastermind Said He Endured Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was subjected to the CIA's harshest interrogation methods while he was held in secret prisons around the world for more than three years, part of an interrogation regimen that the International Committee of the Red Cross has called "tantamount to torture," according to a New Yorker article to be published on the magazine's Web site today. In a 12-page article released yesterday, reporter Jane Mayer analyzes the development of the CIA's secret interrogation techniques and writes that a...
  • Seymour Hersh discusses U.S. "invasion plans" on Iranian Radio:

    04/08/2007 10:53:49 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 11 replies · 1,269+ views
    New Yorker journalist Hersh gave an interview to Islamic Republic of Iran radio discussing US plans for air and ground invasion of Iran. Transcript here. http://english.irib.ir/ARCHIVE/INTER/March07/Seymour%20Hersh.htm Excerpt: Question: As our supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei has stated in case of any attack upon us we have got the right to retaliate against American interests and bases at any place of our choice. So doesnt US administration fear about targeting its bases around our country and its establishments or killing its forces and etc? Answer: You know I can just tell you it should and again as I wrote in the New...