The Bell Tower

"If government were a toaster, I'd demand a refund"
Astounding “It is important for Europe to understand that even though I’m now president and George Bush is no longer president, al-Qaida is still a threat, and that we cannot pretend some... [More]

“I understand that you want to make finance entertaining, but it’s not a … game,” Stewart told Cramer, adding in an expletive during the show’s Thursday taping. Are you f... [More]


Barney Crank

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing next week to ask key justice officials and regulators what they need to prosecute wrongdoers in the financial cri... [More]

Job Explosion “Oversight alone will (mean) tons of new jobs,” enthuses Jill Landsman, a spokeswoman for the Northern Virginia Assn. of Realtors, who says the pace of home sales has picked... [More]


Silent Stupidity

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Martin Luther King had his dream. And now, Judith Warner has hers: I have a dream! “The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathro... [More]

Sweden, Switzerland, whatever… When the shaken journalist said it was probably best he didn’t answer — seeing as he’s on the clock and all — Alba tried to make a funny a... [More]


Fecal Diplomacy

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A sample of things to come? In her spirited 10-minute pep talk, she spoke of the importance of defense, diplomacy and development — the “three legs to the stool of “American foreign polic... [More]


Light up Barack!

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Brokaw Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, “Have you stopped smoking?” “I have,” Obama replied, smiling broadly. “What I said was that... [More]



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Ayers “Safety concerns have forced University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials to cancel plans for William Ayers to speak on campus.” Maybe they were afraid Ayers would bomb the auditorium.


Obama On A Bicycle

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Meaningless.   Unfair.  Un-substantive.  Irrelevant.  Below the belt. And hilarious: Cycling Just doing my part to contribute to what Joy Behar calls a disingenuous and cynical campaign.  Somewhere,... [More]