Stop, Children, What’s That Smell?
“Dick Gregory Says Occupy Wall Street Has Whiff of 1960s”–headline, Reuters, Oct. 10
Two Papers in One!
- “The filibuster, which allows 41 senators to delay action indefinitely, is a rough instrument that should be used with caution. But its existence goes to the center of the peculiar but effective form of government America cherishes. . . . A decade ago, this page expressed support for tactics that would have gone even further than the ‘nuclear option’ in eliminating the power of the filibuster. At the time, we had vivid memories of the difficulty that Senate Republicans had given much of Bill Clinton’s early agenda. But we were still wrong. To see the filibuster fully, it’s obviously a good idea to have to live on both sides of it.”–editorial, New York Times,March 29, 2005
- “Democrats scored a small but significant victory for the cause of progress in the Senate late last week when they voted to prohibit one of the many delaying tactics that keep the chamber tied up in pointless partisan arguments. It was a long way from desperately needed filibuster reform, but it showed that sufficiently frustrated senators can take action to prevent the Senate from being a total dead weight. . . . Fear of ending up in the minority makes majority parties in the Senate avoid sensible rules. But ending the abuse of the chamber’s traditions–ultimately the far more significant abuse of the filibuster–would benefit both parties, and the country as a whole.”–editorial, New York Times, Oct. 11, 2011
Out on a Limb
- “Your Economic Outlook: Mixed Up”–headline, New York Times website, Oct. 10
- “Bill Keller: New York Times Is ‘Socially Liberal’ ”–headline, Puffington Host, Oct. 11
We Blame George W. Bush
“Just Wait Till It Gets Cold: Bloomberg Blames Warm Weather for Wall Street Protest”–headline, Daily Mail (London), Oct. 11
Life Imitates the Onion
- “Black Eye for the White Guy Cable’s Newest Hit”–headline, Onion, Sept. 24, 2003
- “Herman Cain Endures Lecture on Blackness From MSNBC White Guy”–headline, RushLimbaugh.com, Oct. 7
A Comity of Errors
“Trying to Restore Senate Comity”–headline, Washington Post, Oct. 11
Do Women Know About Shrinkage?
“Wall Street Shrinkage”–headline, The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 11
When The Only Tool You Have Is a Stammer, Every Problem Looks Like a Nai-Nai-Nai-Nai-Nail
“Stutterer Speaks Up in Class; His Professor Says Keep Quiet”–headline, New York Times, Oct. 11
So That’s Where Babies Come From!
“Woman Gives Birth After Running Marathon”–headline, FoxNews.com, Oct. 10
What Goes ‘Clop, Clop, Clop, Clop, Poke’?
“The Facebook ‘Amish’–How Do They Live Without It?!”–headline, KIRO-FM website (Seattle), Oct. 10
Questions Nobody Is Asking
- “How Does ‘President Gingrich’ Sound?”–headline, DailyCaller.com, Oct. 10
- “Cain Says He’s Ready for Questions About ‘Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan’ ”–headline, NationalJournal.com, Oct. 10
Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking
- “Joe McGinniss: Why I Used Unnamed Sources”–headline, USA Today, Oct. 10
- “Why I’m Not in Zuccotti Park”–headline, New York Times website, Oct. 11
- “Why Left-Wing Artists Should Not All Be Put to Death”–headline, PajamasMedia.com, Oct. 10
Look Out Below!
“NFL Asked to Drop Madonna”–headline, Catholic League press release, Oct. 11
It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“Users Find Bugs in Facebook App for iPad”–headline, BBC website, Oct. 11
Too Much Information
- “In Milwaukee, Sausages Aren’t Just for Tailgating”–headline, New York Times, Oct. 11
- “Rugby World Cup 2011: Guscott Says Johnson Has Come Up Short”–headline, BBC website, Oct. 10
Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control
“Huffington Post [sic] to Launch French-Language Edition”–headline, France24.com, Oct. 11
News You Can Use
“Eating Puppy Meat Is the Same as Eating Pork, British TV Chef Says”–headline, WNYW-TV website (New York), Oct. 11
Bottom Stories of the Day