By Jason Miller 9/14/08 Savage animal slaughterer that she is, it’s apt that Sarah Palin has now brutally plunged a razor-sharp knife into the very heart of the seemingly invincible doubts concerning her capacity to be Vice-President of the United States. Wielding her chutzpah with the awe-inspiring deftness with […]


Slowly I Turned and Step by Step, Inch by Inch, America Falls There was an old comic routine that the Three Stooges used to do that was called, "Slowly I Turned ." As I look at the world these days that routine comes to mind. A presumably sane person is […] Time pressures preclude proper blogging today, but as our astute commenter Scott Douglas notes, Seamus Milne has an excellent commentary on Georgia and Russia in today’s Guardian, so I’m just going to expropriate great swathes of it here: The outcome of six grim days of bloodshed in the Caucasus […]

Naomi Klein Posted August 7, 2008 | 10:08 AM (EST) So far, the Olympics have been an open invitation to China-bash, a bottomless excuse for Western journalists to go after the Commies on everything from internet censorship to Darfur. Through all the nasty news stories, however, the Chinese government […]


Is Chris Trotter good company? Not if we are to choose our friends on their looks. Foreword by Simon Taylor You might already have seen this. You might not have. Worth a read. Classic Trotter-waving – the sort the left are wary of these days. To the point of […]

As with Naomi Klein, when Scott Ritter has something to say, I stop and listen…Sorry Jon, but I think there will be a terrible war with Iran.  I think what we’re experiencing is false hope and the “calming of the storms” for the election.  They always do that and they […]

“New Zealand” was a great idea – it nearly came to nought, By killing off real poets’ passion its life would be brutal – short; To the rescue “Campbell Live” with a passionate kiwi mayor: “Bring back the Death Penalty” and other passionate fascist gear. Rapture in the raupo! Poetry […] July 12, 2008 Murder of Dignity By Mark Sashine Prelude, 2008. There  are cities you love at the first sight. Venice comes to mind, Paris or St. Petersburg. And there are cities which you have never seen but  you love them as a legend. For me it  was New […]