Is Obama vulnerable in 2012?

No, I don’t mean in the election itself, I mean inside the Democratic Party. The AP reports that the party base…

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New Zealand Caves on Hobbit: Did SAG/AFTRA Blink?

SAG and AFTRA initially joined a boycott in support of the unionization of film industry workers in New Zealand, but…

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Hobbit Staying in New Zealand

Unfortunately, too few details in this story but it confirms what I said yesterday – that the NY Times had…

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A Labor Issue Entangles ‘The Hobbit’ – Really? NYTimes Late Again

Where was the Times when this was a labor dispute? Now it seems they are just trying to stir up…

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Iran Is Said to Give Top Karzai Aide Cash by the Bagful – NYTimes.com

Still think we are fighting the “good war” in Afghanistan? Think again.  (Hat Tip: Pundita) Iran Is Said to Give…

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SAG makes its Ned, will it lie in it?

With the election of Ned Vaughn as SAG’s First Vice President, the sweep into power of the moderate alliance at…

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Faux Radicalism Redux: Stanley Kurtz Fails to Connect the Dots

Get ready for an onset from the wacky anti-communist right wing.* Just in time for the fall elections, one of…

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Benoit Mandelbrot, Polymath, Dies at 85

For me this is very sad and personal news. Benoit and I had become friends over the last several years,…

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Dog Bites Man – Actors Union Hires Employer Rep as New Leader

Actors’ Equity is continuing a rather unfortunate trend, hiring a former labor representative for their employers to head up the…

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Pot, Kettle, Black: Has HP Bought the Wall Street Journal?

Everyone knows that Hewlett Packard is on a buying spree these days, but I had not realized they had set…

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