Daily Archive: February 2, 2010

Quote of the Day

Von at Obsidian Wings: Today’s outrage is the fact that Rahm Emanuel called some of President Obama’s supporters “f-cking retarded.”  Sarah Palin wants him to step down.  That’s not unexpected, coming from her.  Sarah Palin is...

Paul Ryan’s Budget

“If Obama’s efforts to create a viable regulatory framework in which individuals can buy private health insurance (a) pass congress, and (b) turn out to work well and be popular, then you can imagine...

Get your Oscar fix

Sonny Bunch runs through the Best Picture nominations.

Culinary Mash-ups

DC’s newest foodie innovation: serving Mexican and Vietnamese fast food out of the same restaurant. My ideal mash-up would involve some combination of brew pubs and hookah bars.

What an ordeal!

From The Boston Globe: Medieval trial ordeals were surprisingly effective. (Hat tip: First Thoughts)

The GOP and Corporatism

Those easily sickened should avoid reading this Slate article, which recounts KBR’s infuriating attempt to shuffle an employee who was allegedly gang-raped into private arbitration instead of allowing her a day in court. The...

Aeschylus “The Suppliants”

“Hateful, and fain of love more hateful still, Foul is the bird that rends another bird, And foul the men who hale unwilling maids, From sire unwilling, to the bridal bed. Never on earth,...

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