It's not caviar

It's not caviar

Over at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates continues to labor to convince himself that the new album from the overrated TV On The Radio is better than it is. How many

Baitullah Mehsud dead?

Dawn and CNN are reporting that Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud has died of kidney failure. The Pakistani government blames Mehsud for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Farewell to the New York Sun

Ben Smith has an important post in the Politico on the demise of the New York Sun, with a nice tip of the hat to my sister. The paper’s official

MMOGs are serious business

No doubt you’ve all had some exposure to massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft—even if only through the South Park parody or from reading some New York Times

Callin' it a sundae

Good to see Dana Milbank’s still got a sense of humor about all this: The American people need a bailout — from toxic metaphors. Rep. Paul Broun, a Georgia Republican,

Making Sense

Making Sense

With the bailout compromise bill going down in flames in the House, I just want to highlight two very sensible paragraphs written by Jim Manzi over at The American Scene

Still spooked

Still spooked

Isn’t this what the agreement on the $700 billion bailout was supposed to prevent? PARIS — European and Asian stocks declined Monday, as the agreement on the $700 billion American

The McCain Difference

Watching the foreign policy debate, with Obama’s attempts at conciliation against McCain in antagonistic mode, I couldn’t help but think of this classic Mr. Show sketch:

The mortgage fairy

I don’t know whether it’s his overheated prose style or his intuitive leaps, but for some reason reading Steve Sailer frequently makes me hear this line from Tommy Boy in

I still don't have anything to add…

…but I’ve thought from the beginning that this whole financial meltdown was no one person or group’s fault. Mortgage companies were strong-armed into making high-risk loans to minority loan applicants,