Must listen show: This American Life tackles the economic meltdown

From the great NPR–TAL collaboration that brought you The Global Pool of Money, comes a much-needed update show about What The Hell Just Happened. Or, as they title it, Another Frightening Show About the Economy. Tho I’ve been reading here and there about breaking the buck and Credit Swap Derivatives, I found myself getting it […]

Keith Olbermann has a special comment about… Subway?

OMG, Teh funny, it hurts! Direct YouTube link [hat tip Ezra Klein, who’s got all kinds of bailout bloggy goodness right now]

Who’s doing “news”? Who’s doing “comedy”?

Each time I’ve seen Jon Stewart in an interview confronted with the statement that what he’s doing is journalism, he always counters that he’s doing comedy. Michael Ventre at MSNBC re-introduces the Jon Stewart does journalism statement with this, about the traditional news media: As Stewart has transformed into someone who can deliver the news […]


A question that distills so much…. Do you think if Barack Obama had left his seriously ill wife after having had multiple affairs, had been a member of the “Keating Five,” had had a relationship with a much younger lobbyist that his staff felt the need to try and block, had intervened on behalf of […]

Writers back to work on Wednesday

that’s the way it looks now. Apparently a news conference will happen at noon today (pacific).

FISA bill in 30 seconds

This is why I spent some time yesterday calling the offices of various Senators. Okay, okay, when i was doing so, it was all about the retroactive immunity for telephone companies. Here, make it legal that if they broke the law by spying on people, they got outta jail free! But this FISA bill in […]