Jared Bernstein goes big:
But I think what’s missing from our national debate over labor and the condition of working families — those who depend on paychecks, not stock portfolios — is something more fundamental: courage.
|Snarkists everywhere say, "Yes! Yes!"|
Hey, I didn't know Mormons believed in the Real Presence.
And you know how to recognize a winner, right?
|It's easy! Just watch Fox.|
|Vixen's right, he should have gone with flat-front instead of pleats. And maybe made everybody else wear pink ties. Why isn't Obama less of a wimp and more like this guy? Image from Society Bride.|
|Harold Lloyd, The Freshman, 1925.|
|Check this out, Jim Hoft, is that a gang sign? Photo by AP.|
Governor Cuomo helped New York reclaim its place as the progressive capital of the countryReally?
[Producer Deborah Turness's] new vision for “Meet the Press” includes adding a regular panel of journalists who will question guests, something of a return to the venerable show’s original format. “The show needs more edge,” she said. “It needs to be consequential. I think the show had become a talking shop that raked over the cold embers of what had gone on the previous week. The one-on-one conversation belongs to a decade ago. We need more of a coffeehouse conversation." (New York Times)My proposal for a truly edgier Meet the Press:
|Wassily Kandinsky, Composition IV, 1911.|
The idea that America’s foes and rivals are not merely morally but chronologically deficient, confused time travelers who need to turn their DeLorean around, has long been a staple of this administration’s rhetoric. Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad and tyrants in general have been condemned, in varying contexts, for being on the dreaded “wrong side of history.”Obviously if the would-be Caliph were to be transported back to the actual medieval Caliphate of Baghdad with its alcohol and sexual adventurousness, freedom of thought and easy acceptance of Jews, Christians, Chinese, and even Shiites (Sunnis, however, often had to bend to the theological whims of the ruler), and art, music, fragrance, he'd want to behead them all or run away.