Noting that President Bush read Albert Camus' "The Stranger" during his break, Stewart gave a quick primer on the book that will leave you guffawing.
I got an e-mail this afternoon from a specialist in the public affairs office of the US Central Command He wanted to invite Truthdig readers to check out CENTCOM's activities in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere Considering Truthdig's independent sensibility, I considered it a fairly gutsy request, and decided: Hell, why not? It is our government, after all (more).
The Emmy-nominated episode that lampooned Tom Cruise and his Scientology beliefs will rejoin the rotation on Comedy Central, nearly four months after the network yanked it, reportedly under pressure from Cruise himself (more).
Gen. Michael Hayden bemoaned the "endless picking apart" of CIA operations in the news media during today's confirmation hearing on his nomination to head the intelligence agency. If the architect of the NSA domestic wiretapping program gets this promotion, it will be like a Jon Stewart joke gone horribly wrong.