If you’re not dirt poor, with few prospects for changing your situation, it’s hard to consider how much of your thought would be devoted to grim subjects. Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir illustrated the concept and the myth of the so-called cycle of poverty in their recent book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So […]
If today means more to you than packing away your white shorts and shoes, you’re probably a pro-union type who supports raising the minimum wage. But if you’re like most Americans, it’s just another amorphous, somehow patriotic Monday holiday on which to cook out, drink beer, and if you’re like my neighbors last night, inexplicably […]
This is part of Florida’s long, proud of history of only embarrassing itself when we’re sure everyone else is watching.
– Scott Maxwell, columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, advising Floridians on how to survive the next two months, in which the contest for governor between incumbent Rick Scott and former Charlie Crist will feel like choosing, “between rug burn or road rash.”
We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on [his] way with parents.
– Edwin Donovan, Secret Service, explaining the agency’s strategy after a toddler squeezed between the iron bars of a fence at the White House, just before Pres. Obama was to announce air strikes on ISIS in Iraq.
The snark in the Washington Times’ recent Valerie Richardson’s piece, “Al Gore’s Climate-Changers at EPA Hearings Foiled by Cool Temperatures” was too much for CNN’s Bill Weir, who read it after it was picked up by FOX Nation. Weir tweeted his contempt for climate change deniers at FOX, and presumably, the Washington Times, who use […]