Will Durst: Helen Keller’s Mushrooms

The precise word to explain this season’s big new trend in campaign financing is obliviousness. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that everybody is allowed to give as much money as they desire to anybody they choose and absolutely nobody needs to know about it. The upshot of which has all of America knee […]

WikiLeaks says logs show 15,000 more Iraq deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks said on Saturday its release of nearly 400,000 classified U.S. files on the Iraq war showed 15,000 more Iraqi civilians died than previously thought. Read the full story from Reuters

Gun Store Tied To 2,500 Crimes In D.C. And Maryland

Realco has been known as a leading seller of “crime guns” seized by local police, but a year-long Post investigation reveals the magnitude of Realco’s pattern and links the guns sold by the store to specific crimes. The Post compiled its own databases of more than 35,000 gun traces by mining unpublicized state databases and […]

Arianna Huffington: Sunday Roundup

This week delivered a bracing lesson from the School of Unintended Consequences when news broke that Clarence Thomas’ wife, Ginni, had felt moved, nearly two decades down the road, to “reach across the airwaves” and leave a voice mail for Anita Hill, asking for an apology. She didn’t get one, but she did unleash a […]

Craig Crawford: Throwing the Bums In

The Florida governor’s race showcases tea party power and President Obama’s drag effect on his party. Otherwise, how could a man who apparently escaped the law only by taking the Fifth Amendment be a competitive contender? In a debate on Wednesday Republican nominee Rick Scott was repeatedly asked about charges that would have ended a […]

Obama dazzles Democratic crowds but is it enough?

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, dashing through the U.S. West to campaign for endangered Democrats, proved he still has plenty of star power but it’s far from clear that’s enough to rescue his party from an election disaster. Read the full story from Reuters

Gauging the scope of the tea party movement in America

In an unruly, unpredictable and chaotic election year, no group has asserted its presence and demanded to be heard more forcefully than the tea party. The grass-roots movement that was spawned with a rant has gone on to upend the existing political order, reshaping the debate in Washington,… Read the full story from The Washington […]

Joe Miller’s Personnel Records Must Be Released, Orders Alaska Judge

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A judge has ruled that an Alaska borough must release personnel records from Senate Republican candidate Joe Miller’s time as a government attorney. Several news organizations sued for the information. The Daily News-Miner reported Saturday that retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank says the public’s right to know outweighs Miller’s right to […]