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Showstopper: Ala. result means Senate control will rest with Az voters

Hey, Arizona. It just got real. We could have two races on the ballot in the same year with control of the U.S. Senate on the line. That would be a political showstopper.... Read more»5

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Comic: Silver medals and silver linings

Looking on the bright side in a recession/depression

Sure, the world is mired in the worst economic 'downturn' since The Great Depression, But one Korean man looks on the bright side.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

'The legs are the wheels of creativity'

Ahhh, to be the scientist who makes a breakthrough discovery. Such glory! Joseph Priestley's discovery of oxygen, Henri Becquerel's discovery of radioactivity...and then of course there's this guy.... Read more»

Comic: Olympics

Easy medals in fake sport? Just say nyet.

Russia may finish up in Vancouver with its worst ever Winter Olympics result. Can the bear afford to hibernate part of the year anymore?... Read more»

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The making of a personality cult

After spending the summer reading biographies of Stalin, Mao and Kim Il-sung, Jed got an idea ...... Read more»

Comic: Tenzin Gyatso

Pissing China off (but not too much)

A visit by the Dalai Lama to the White House is guaranteed to agitate Chinese Communist leaders more than a Sichuan hot pot.... Read more»

Comic: Religion

Tiger Woods: The man in the street reacts

For 80 days, the world waited with bated breath. Then a few days ago, we learned that at last, Tiger would speak.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Puppy love

All too often, as we attempt to put ourselves in the minds of our beloved pets, we decide that they're thinking what we want them to be thinking. Not often enough do we keep those wishes anchored to reality.... Read more»2

Comic: Woods watch

What Tiger won't say (and what he did...)

When Tiger Woods makes his first public appearance in three months Friday, we can be sure his 'statement' won't include mention of Champagne and strippers. With video.... Read more»

Comic: Fashion Olympics

Norwegian pants

The Norwegian curling team quickly reconciled itself to their Olympic Committee's choice of uniform pants.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

An orgy of serpents

Any artist knows this maxim (or one like it): 'Why draw when you can suggest?' Monet continued to paint well into blindness this way.... Read more»

Haiti earthquake

The last flight to Port-au-Prince

Sometimes, the difference between life and death is almost too absurd for words. Survivors of the Haiti earthquake reflect on how close they came to tragedy.... Read more»1

Comic: Ornithology

Cranes just wanna have fun

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, but not all of them are happy.... Read more»

Republican Senate primary

Observers: Hayworth taps GOP right but needs money to topple McCain

Former congressman and talk radio host J.D. Hayworth will appeal to the GOP’s conservative base, but he’ll need to tap into wallets around the state before he can mount a serious challenge to McCain, political scientists say.... Read more»1

Comic: Chinese New Year

Buyer's remorse

A Chinese New Year celebrant has second thoughts about his purchase of headgear.... Read more»1

Comic: The Governor's Little Green Men

NY Governor Paterson: 'Somebody is after me!'

The New York Times is rumored to be working on a story that will force New York Governor David Paterson from office. The Governor says someone's out to get him.... Read more»

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