Month: August 27, 2008

Aug 27,2008

Panhandlers

Aggressive panhandling is apparently a growing problem, according to Steven Malanga. From his (longish) story at City Journal: Reports of similar incidents are on the increase in many cities. A...

Aug 26,2008

When bicyclists are king…

…this guy will be second up against the wall.* The DCist writer is hilariously outraged, by the way. I think one of his commenters said it best in response: As...

Aug 26,2008

It's never too soon…

…to teach a child the bitter taste of failure. Did you see this story about the little league that is disbanding a team because its pitcher is too good? “He...

Aug 26,2008

This is why I will never, ever vote for Obama

Jonathan Cohn, at The Plank: All through the summer, members of Ted Kennedy’s committee staff in Washington have been feverishly preparing for an all-out effort to enact universal health care...

Aug 26,2008

Independence for Abkhazia and South Ossetia?

A reliable source sends me a flash message at this early hour: the Russians have recognized them. Quite a silly think to do for a rampaging imperial power that could...

Aug 26,2008

What’s Your Story?: Amy Alkon

This advice columnist doesn’t care if she hurts your feelings. Every week in a column syndicated in over 100 papers across America, Amy Alkon delivers hilariously hard-nosed counsel to thousands...