Quote of the Day

It is a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it: if you utterly decline to make due with what you get, then somehow or other you are very likely to get what you want. --W. Somerset Maugham, The Treasure.

The New York Times Owes Scott Irwin and Craig Pirrong an Apology

Details here. And via Felix Salmon, this outstanding response by Pirrong. Any chance whatsoever that the Times will apologize for its shoddy reporting, or should we just assume that they will be happy to move on, having done their best to smear Irwin and Pirrong with no supporting evidence whatsoever? Once again, leave it to blogs …

Can We All Stop Taking MSNBC Seriously?

Truly appalling:An MSNBC host apologized Tuesday morning after she and panelists on her weekend program faced criticism after poking fun at a photo of Mitt Romney, his wife and their nearly two dozen grandchildren, zeroing in on the Romneys' recently adopted African-American grandchild, Kieran."I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney …

Who Cares Whether al Qaeda Was Involved in the Benghazi Attack?

I am scratching my head, wondering what the point is of arguing over whether al Qaeda was behind the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. I don't see why the identity of the terrorist group matters when it comes to judging the Obama administration's awful handling of the issue. We got varying stories …

It’s Time for a Big, Giant Health Care Reform Roundup

I have been neglectful in posting about the continuing travails of Obamacare; real life demands mean less time for blogging. There is a lot of news to cover, and the news does remain bad for Obamacare fans. Let's start with what might be the next big problem for Obamacare: Obamacare’s rollout dented the Department of …