Congressman Will Stop Abortion in Kenya, Too

Jim Newell · 03/30/11 03:40PM

Rep. Chris Smith is the House Republicans' go-to "abortion guy." He's behind the rape-redefining No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. He gets in fights with congresswomen who have had abortions. But it's not enough for Chris Smith to merely focus on domestic abortions. He also has to fly to Kenya, on taxpayer dollars, to ensure there aren't any abortions there either.

Mike Huckabee Just Isn't a Very Nice Person

Jim Newell · 03/03/11 11:55AM

Would-be presidential frontrunner Mike Huckabee humiliated himself a few days ago with his bizarre "Barack Obama's childhood in Kenya during the Mau Mau Revolution made him hate America" radio performance. But instead of simply hanging his head in shame for a little while after that, he doubled down on his fictional dog-whistle psychoanalysis of the president during another ugly interview with one of the most insane people in American politics. What a show! What a... show.

Pirates Gain Momentum Off Coast of Kenya

Jeff Neumann · 10/24/10 11:30AM

For the second time in two days, Somali pirates have seized a commercial boat, this time boarding the German freight ship Beluga Fortune. Yesterday, pirates seized a liquefied gas tanker, also off the coast of Kenya. They're back! [AP]

Kenya's 'Kill Me Quick' Moonshine Actually Kills People

Jeff Neumann · 05/14/10 01:22AM

Prohibition and "sin taxes" push many Africans to drink cheaper, locally produced moonshine. Some of it sounds pretty good, too, with 40% alcohol! But mix in some feces, cockroaches, and jet fuel, and you could wind up blind or dead.