Fun with Indignation

Blogging is a funny thing. I don’t know if it’s the most context-dependent form of writing, but it’s pretty damn context-dependent. And ironically, too: because one day you write a

The IOC is a joke

Did you see that the International Olympic Committee has decreed that Iraq cannot field a team at this year’s Olympic games? Something to do with “government interference” and the IOC

It's so much more effective that way

Over at the new, ugly Atlantic Monthly, the usually temperate Megan McCardle unloads on Matt Taibbi, and the results are kind of…awesome. I’m a sucker for those moments when mild-mannered

That Was a Mistake

I’m talking to you, Obama… a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world. In addition to being meaningless — the world is not a

Does it make me a bad person…

…when I read this story and say “Good Riddance”? I mean that quite honestly. I have no problem with this monster blowing his own brains out, and I don’t think

John Edwards, cont.

Jack Shafer weighs in with charges of media hypocrisy: The angle taken by most reporters and commentators wasn’t that Craig’s restroom conduct was particularly shameful. The press doesn’t object to