‘Selfies’ at a funeral are the sort of thing you’d expect from Paris Hilton, not the President of the United States . Normally, the President would be due a snarky takedown, but not in an era when shaking the hand of Raul Castro during a funeral with every other global leader on the planet is described as ‘shaming the nation’.
- Discourse in America has become so painfully childish that it is close to impossible to gain meaningful perspective on pretty much anything
- This makes it difficult to criticize Obama given the rabbit hole extremists on both sides go down at the slightest provocation.
A late night Twitter conversation devolves quickly into world-class weird and I was in the thick of it. This started out when I gave Fox News a hard time for asserting that Jesus and Santa Claus were white. Megyn Kelly Wants Kids At Home To Know That Jesus And Santa Were White http://t.co/ueBqQZqUO4 MMKAY —… Read More
The only thing that could possibly make the experience of air travel more simultaneously irritating and soul-crushing is if the government allows loud, obnoxious airline travelers to be even louder and more obnoxious on their cellphones. Fortunately, the congressional Republicans are taking up the issue, and they’re exactly right to do so.
Conservatives slammed George Washington as a violent revolutionary who achieved his goals by spilling human blood. “This man ordered the deaths of hundreds of English servicemen,” said radio host Rush Limbaugh, “and now liberals want to honor him by naming streets, bridges, even an entire city and state after him. Unbelievable!” Others pointed to Washington’s… Read More
Pope Francis was chosen as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, with fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden ranking as Runner Up. Predictably, Greenwald pitched a sour-grapes tantrum about it, telling TPM’s Tom Kludt: “It’s a meaningless award from a meaningless magazine, designed to achieve the impossible: to make TIME relevant and interesting for a few fleeting moments.”
Tis the season for brands big and small to capitalize on holiday cheer… and hopefully do some good in the world too. Well, at least that’s the case with WestJet, a budget airline company out of Canada, which surprised two flights worth of passengers with an unexpected Christmas miracle. The video below has gone viral,… Read More
We begin with the new Stockman for Senate website on which the candidate posted what can only be described as an anti-Cornyn fundraising manifesto — practically a laundry list of incoherent demands, with each sentence as its own standalone thought, not unlike his wacky Twitter feed. In it, Stockman uses the phrase “liberal John Cornyn” 21 times, not including an additional four appearances of the phrase in Stockman’s Twitter side-bar widget.
The National’s album Trouble Will Find Me, released back in May, had the kind of title that made you figure the band would be exploring the same depths of beautiful sadness and solitude we’d gotten used to. This time around, though, it felt like — maybe, improbably — life and possibly success had lit a fire in their bellies.