April 6, 2009 President Obama has a historic opportunity to erase the unfair division of our Caribbean Berlin Wall. Lifting the travel ban is a good first step, but let's get rid of the whole embargo. It's time for real people to come first, politics second.
March 25, 2009 Commentator Andrei Codrescu proposes a Theft-Free Day to solve the nation's economic crisis. He adds that the holiday will only work if it is observed by big thieves, not just small fry. He says the flow of unfilched cash will boost the economy.
January 23, 2009 An art installation depicting EU nations at the EU Council's headquarters in Brussels provoked an international incident of sorts. The Czech Republic commissioned the sculpture, Entropa, to mark its role as the current EU head, but some nations did not find humor in the way artist David Cerny portrayed them.
December 24, 2008 The amount of spam dropped precipitously last month after an Internet provider playing host to spammers was shut down. If it's that easy to stop what seemed unstoppable, why can't other seemingly unstoppable human-generated and computer-driven phenomena be switched off the same way?
December 18, 2008 Commentator Andrei Codrescu thinks that the Obama presidency needs some new Cabinet-level positions. Among them: a Department of Common Sense, a Department for the Defense of the English Language, a Department of Accuracy and a Department of Unused Resources.
December 3, 2008 Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the death of a Wal-Mart store employee at the hands of a crowd of shoppers eager to get down to the business of shopping. Codrescu says we were instructed by President Bush to "go shopping" after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and that is what these folks were doing.