Month: January 31, 2010

Jan 31,2010

Tea (Parties) and Sympathy

In the current issue of the New Yorker, my old classmate Ben McGrath goes inside the Tea Party movement. Ben is determined not to write-off the Tea Partiers as right-wing...

Jan 31,2010

John McCain is a Commie terrorist!

Frank Rich makes a compelling case: John McCain epitomizes the unpatriotic opposition. On Wednesday night he could be seen sneering when Obama pointed out that most of the debt vilified...

Jan 31,2010

NY Times vs. liberal censorship

Good for them: The 30-second [Super Bowl] spot, financed by the conservative religious group Focus on the Family, is said to recount the pregnancy of Pam Tebow, mother of the...

Jan 30,2010

Dresden

There was a surprisingly good piece on the architecture of Dresden in the New Yorker this week by George Packer. (Subscription only.) It closed with this thought: The challenge of...

Jan 29,2010

The "Franchise Tag" in the NFL

Allow me to get a little sports bloggy for a minute, would you? Thanks. One of the enduring mysteries of the NFL to me is how harshly players react to...

Jan 29,2010

They found the WMD!

No, there isn’t any WMD in Iraq. But the Army Corps of Engineers believes it has found evidence of a long sought chemical weapons cache buried in my neighborhood during...