You’re watching an ad. You hear the voice of President Obama. You hear the phrases “the White House” and “the Administration.” You see a reference to “Obamacare,” a derogatory phrase coined by conservatives opposed to the president’s legislative centerpiece, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What might you conclude? It’s a political ad, and […]
by Lee Camp
by Chip Ainsworth Early one morning in Rutland, Vermont, I walked into the chamber of commerce and asked for the best breakfast place in town. We’d driven 75 miles on caffeine and Graham crackers, and now the coffee was kicking back like an oil rig ready to explode. They seemed confused by this stranger who […]
There is the old adage about “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Well, one such canard is making the rounds this morning courtesy of Bloomberg. The buzz is all about the chart on the right, which purports to show how the Obama administration has destroyed all the wealth built up in the last forty years by […]
To Iran, uranium enrichment is a bargaining chip.
“Live forever!” Mr. Electro told him. Ray Bradbury was twelve years old and had just seen Mr. Electro get strapped to the electric chair at the traveling carnival. Someone threw the switch. Mr. Electro got electrocuted. It was Labor Day weekend, 1932. After the show, after his recovery, Mr. Electro took the young Bradbury aside. […]