Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: If You Can’t Buy Friendship, How Much Can It Be Worth?

Yeah, a better progressive would just ignore the whole ginned-up nontroversy, but here’s some ammunition to use against MoDo your Drudge-besotted email-forwarding relatives concerning Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain: Mrs. Obama met two friends in Spain, who flew there on their own. The three women were joined by a total of four daughters. (Some news […]

The Casino Stays Open

Matt Taibbi’s latest dissection of the dark arts of legislative sausage-making, “Wall Street’s Big Win: Finance reform won’t stop the high-risk gambling that wrecked the economy – and Republicans aren’t the only ones to blame” is up on the Rolling Stone website. Read the whole thing, but not while you’re eating, or if this is […]