Entries by Betty Cracker

WaPo and Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA Coverage

The Guardian US and The Washington Post were both awarded a Pulitzer Prize today in the “Public Service” category for their NSA coverage. Hey, don’t shoot the messenger! In other news, Walmart continues to be the biggest welfare queen in history, according to Americans for Tax Fairness. Their summary chart: Thoughts?

Cheerful Sunday Open Thread

Here’s a cheery thought: Our bodies are machines that were forged by the most ruthless, unsentimental technician imaginable: Nature. If we’re lucky, once the machine that contains our essence as human beings fulfills Nature’s purpose, it starts breaking down, and everything we ever were, are or will be starts slowly falling away. If we’re unlucky, […]

Pandora’s Box (Open Thread)

I think Pandora is the greatest invention of the digital age — much more consequential than stupid old Facebook, Twitter or WordPress. If you use Pandora, what are some of your favorite stations? Here’s a snapshot of a tiny fraction of ours, which mostly indicates that we’re old. But good tunes! Please add your recs […]

By Popular Demand, an Open Thread

Well, at least one person asked for it. Also, President Obama praised outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a Rose Garden briefing: “Under Kathleen’s leadership, her team at HHS turned the corner, got it fixed, got the job done,” Obama said Friday in a Rose Garden ceremony. “And the final score speaks for itself.” Scoreboard! […]