Rude Remarks

Get Off My Lawn and Go Read a Book

Being neither rocket-scientist material nor chipper by temperament, I have never...


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News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Eugenic, Schizophrenic, and Hallucinogenic Headlines TRAYVON AND...

For the Children

Spare the Job, Wreck the Child

Spare the Job, Wreck the Child

It’s a cliché to bitch about how hard it was when you were their age, but Jesus...

For the Children

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This …

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This …

America has been at or on the verge of war with Iraq for as much of my life as I can...

Rude Remarks

Sergeant Samuel Finlay: Shot and Not Heard

Sergeant Samuel Finlay: Shot and Not Heard

I was raised Catholic, so no matter how my soul yearns to be free of piety, I have to...

Afternoon Delight

Gawker Media: Hypocrites vs. Douchecanoes

Gawker Media: Hypocrites vs. Douchecanoes

In 2002, a failed British journalist named Nick Denton started Gawker, a bitchy...

Cultural Caviar

Golfing With the Fishes

Golfing With the Fishes

Malcolm Gladwell published in The New Yorker a long essay, “The Crooked Ladder: The...

International Affairs

Is ISIS ‘An Existential Threat’?

Is ISIS ‘An Existential Threat’?

U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands...

Idiocracy

Leveling the Playing Field (With Explosives)

Leveling the Playing Field (With Explosives)

There is only one real political question: Are people equal or not? All political...

Deep Thoughts

A Fail-Safe Investment

A Fail-Safe Investment

“Are you ready for life changes?” the advertisement that came through the...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Erratic, Dramatic, and Traumatic Headlines O-BOMBING IRAQ In 2008,...

Idiocracy

A Deadly Strain of PMS

A Deadly Strain of PMS

You know that one time a month when you’re arguing with a lady friend and she says...

Heart of Darkness

The Evil of Occupation

The Evil of Occupation

Ask any Greek about the Turks and the best you’ll get is a grimace. More often than...