Megachurches pad GOP base

It’s not Sunday but Fairfield Christian Church is packed. Hundreds of kids are making their way to vacation Bible school, parents are dropping in at the day-care center and yellow-shirted volunteers are everywhere, directing traffic. In one wing of the sprawling church, a coffee barista whips up a mango smoothie while workers bustle around the cafeteria.

Boehner a bigger whore than DeLay

John Boehner was supposed to restore credibility to the House Majority Leader’s officer after the departure of scandal-ridden Tom DeLay but the Ohio Republican has turned out to be a bigger whore than even DeLay when it comes to living large at the expense of lobbyists.

Just a dream

For a while in 2001 it looked like the tragedy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks might bring the country together and end the political partisanship and bickering that has dominated this country for too long. It didn’t.

Hot? Damn right

You don’t need a thermometer, The Weather Channel or even Al Gore to know it’s hot but you can be sure that scientists will issue an official report confirming that the first half of 2006 was the hottest on record.

Born to be bad

Anyone who’s lived in the National Capital Region, and we lived there for 23 years, knows the angony of traffic backups on The Wilson Bridge, a bridge born to be bad but a span over the Potomac River whose life ends today.

Not what the Park Service had in mind

A National Park Service employee on Staten Island New York has a different concept on how people should enjoy this nation’s parks. He stands accused of luring a 13-year-old girl to his apartment, raping her, and then turning her into a sex toy for other men.

‘Baghdad is in meltdown’

The standard line of political bullshit from the Bush Administration and the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill is that the situation is improving in Iraq. But journalists on the ground in Baghdad, the ones who aren’t brain dead from U.S. propaganda, report otherwise.

Was it good for you too?

Pamela Rogers was a school teacher at Centertown Elementary School in McMinnville, TN, when she got busted for nailing a teenage boy. She got out on bail but now she’s back in the slammer for sending the young man nude pictures of herself.