Our economy has demonstrated remarkable resilience. â€” President Bush at a press conference; July 16. Weâ€™re spending like a drunken sailor. â€” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., predicting the federal budget deficit would […]
WordsDay: the art of the possible
In case you’ve been off-planet, the dumpster fire that is Election Season 2008 is in full swing. While this can be entertaining if you’re cynical enough, it’s a process that can exert […]
Nota Bene #31
Got hot links if you want ’em! Lawyer John Eisenberg, who’s arguing a case challenging wireless surveillance, quotes a Department of Justice Attorney: “They don’t know. . . . Let me make […]
Nota Bene #29 Part 2 of 2
In “Is Lara Logan being smeared for her criticism of Iraq war coverage,” at Attytood, Will Bunch wonders why the love life — old news — of CBS’s chief foreign affairs correspondent […]
I know that I speak for all Americans. Weâ€™ll do everything necessary to try and rebuild their lives. â€” Republican presidential candidate John McCain while inspecting flooding in Columbus Junction, Iowa, a […]
The Scrogues' Guide to Women: what's up your straight guy's ass?
By Ann Ivins From: a recent IM exchange Her: Why do even the nicest straight guys get weird when you talk about gay sex? Are men just naturally more homophobic than women? […]
Covering Tim Russert's death: As journalist? Or celebrity?
On Jan. 15, Carsten Thomassen, a 38-year-old Norwegian who worked for the Oslo daily Dagbladet, died in a suicide bombing at a hotel in Kabul. On Feb. 27, Shihab al-Tamimi, head of […]
We were just having fun making posters. There was no time to think about what we were doing. It was a furious time, but I think most great art is created in […]
The Scrogues' Guide to Women: Pretty, please
By Ann Ivins â€œK. S. Oâ€™Krienâ€ asks: Why is it that women spend so much time on looks and fashion? Jesus, â€œK. S.â€ Youâ€™re lucky you didnâ€™t ask Naomi Wolf that question. […]
The Never-Ending Presidential Campaign: What's it cost us?
You’ve probably noticed a relatively new phenomenon in American politics: The Never-Ending Presidential Campaign. (Might make a good animated flick, eh?) And you’ve likely thought Gee, this has been going on for-evuh. […]