Does She Love You? →
If at Halloween you’re invited to a TV- and movie-themed party and she dresses up as Winnie Cooper and you dress up as Paul Pfeiffer, mainly because you already have the glasses, and at the party some guy who’s a dead ringer for Fred Savage saunters up, peels off his mole, and says, “Get lost, Paul, Winnie’s mine,” and you’re left standing there while the two of them go off dancing to the...
Slate’s Christopher Beam has sorted through reader nominations and chosen...– Blagola?
…people don’t use the Times less than they did a decade ago. They use it...– News You Can Lose: Financial Page: The New Yorker
The Fed Who Blew the Whistle (Newsweek.com) →
Here’s my mistake: I don’t know Serbian, and I get my news mainly...– Blagojevich: my bleeping phonological error via Jaime
footnoted.org: Smith & Wesson gets political… →
Just days before the Nov. 4 election, this story began to gain currency: gun sales were surging over fears that Barack Obama would be elected because he would take away everyone’s guns. In the days after the election, similar stories began to appear both in the national media (see here and here) and in regional papers too that all said essentially the same thing. One thing about journalists: we...
How the Chicago Trib Fumbled Its Blago Scoop →
What if the paper had waited just a bit longer? It was only Dec. 4, less than 24 hours before the Trib took the investigation public, that Blago ended a three-week silence about selling Obama’s senate seat. He allegedly urged his brother to have a meeting with Jesse Jackson Jr.’s people because Jackson seemed the most likely to pony up cash for the seat. The feds were royally pissed...
An enforcement case 16 years ago gave the Securities and Exchange Commission its...– SEC Had Chances for Years to Expose Madoff’s Alleged Ponzi Scheme - WSJ.com
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