Month: October 29, 2008

Oct 29,2008

A reporter's job these days…

…is “to comfort the winsome and afflict the uncharismatic“, notes James Taranto after quoting some truly hagiographic coverage by the media.

Oct 29,2008

Al-Qaeda endorses McCain?

Nicholas Kristof makes light of an al-Qaeda supporter’s endorsement of John McCain in the U.S. presidential election: “Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election,” read a...

Oct 29,2008

Um….yes?

Over at DCist, Sommer has been writing about the MPD’s policy of random searches on the DC metro system: So it’s a consent-based search, but if you refuse to be...

Oct 29,2008

Adventures with the Daily Mail

Perhaps it’s because I’m a bad person, but I took rare delight in this article about Bono, narcissist and overrated singer: His humanitarian campaigning has earnt him the nickname St...

Oct 29,2008

A Liberal Education in Iraq?

Sometimes we educators in America worry that our universities are becoming too “professional” – that all the old notions of what constitutes a broad liberal education have fallen prey to...