. From Slate, Jeff Franzen, an eyewitness, age six, “just behind the grassy knoll”: …As the president’s car started approaching, there was a wave of sound—I could hear louder and louder cheering from further up the route. As the car turned the far corner, people started walking and running down the hill to be where […]
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(Tom Toles via GoComics.com) Ever-sensible Gail Collins, in the NYTimes: … “If the Democrats proceed to use this nuclear option in this way, it will be Obamacare II,” cried Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday. This was in keeping with a brand-new Congressional tradition under which Republicans making remarks on the floor of the House or […]
The anaerobic activity in the GOP septic tank has churned a familiar turd to the top again. Here’s Jon Chait’s take at NYMag: Paul Ryan has spent more than a year furiously distancing himself from the wreckage of the 2012 Republican campaign. Even in the closing weeks before the election, Ryan gave a high-profile speech […]
@RepJackKimble "Our enemies never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - George W. Bush — billmon (@billmon1) November 20, 2013 Yes, “Jack Kimble” is a parody account… I think. What’s on the agenda tonight?
Gloria Steinem was in DC to speak on behalf of the immigration reform group We Belong Together, and incidentally to accept a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ruth Tam interviewed her for the Washington Post: You first spoke at the National Press Club in 1972. How has your public persona changed since then? Well, I was […]