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Sen. Durbin tells BofA customers to drop their accounts, ‘get the heck out’

In reaction to Bank of America’s plans to soon charge customers $5 a month for using their debt cards, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) thinks it’s time for people to leave the banking giant. “Bank of America customers, vote with your feet,” Durbin said on Monday on the Senate floor. “Get…

McConnell: ‘No particular reaction’ to GOP audiences cheering death

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) isn’t condemning the Republican presidential debate audiences that have consistently cheered death. During the two most recent debates, audiences were delighted with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record number of executions and the notion that an uninsured 30-year-old man in a coma would be left…

Was Gandhi Gay?

In his Wall Street Journal review of Joseph Lelyveld’s Great Soul, a biography of Mohandas Gandhi, conservative historian Andrew Roberts calls Gandhi “a ceaseless self-promoter”, a “sexual weirdo, a political incompetent and a fanatical faddist” and accuses the revered Indian leader of repeatedly botching his nation’s independence movement. In subsequent…

Tea Party Express fundraises off reaction to Arizona shootings

A leading tea party group is raising funds based upon public reaction to the Tucson, Arizona shootings. In an e-mail sent to supporters Wednesday, the California-based conservative group Tea Party Express invoked the tragic shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and nineteen others, asking for donations to fight back against…

N. Korea vows to strike back if South holds island drill

North Korea’s military threatened Friday to strike back with deadly firepower if South Korea goes ahead with a live-fire drill on a border island which the communist state shelled last month. The North “will deal the second and third unpredictable self-defensive blow” to protect its territorial waters if the South…

Facing Chinese pressure, White House refuses to cancel Dalai Lama meeting

The United States has escalated a mounting row on multiple fronts with China, refusing Beijing’s demand to cancel President Barack Obama’s meeting next week with the Dalai Lama. The deepening public spat over Tibet, a row over US arms sales to Taiwan, China’s dispute with Google and trade and currency…

OMFAlthouse

Can Ann Althouse be offended about reaction to her ridiculously fitting engagement story every day from here until the wedding? There are more certain things in this world, certainly. Like gravity.…

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