Another Poor Jobs Report

Have I mentioned recently how truly tired I am of writing blog posts lamenting the bad employment situation?A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns.Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the …

More Regarding that IRS Scandal which Supposedly Isn’t a Scandal

A lot of suspicious things seem to be happening in this allegedly non-scandalous environment: The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold …

A Modest Appreciation of Vox.com

Do be sure to check out this brilliant, marvelous, incandescently stupendous piece by our very own Messiah of the Moment, Max "I used to be Otto von Bismarck in a previous life" Fisher, in which Fisher discusses the Obama administration's attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from gobbling up any of the Baltic states. Especially wonderful and …

Huffington Post Credibility: Shot

Is this supposed to be some kind of joke?The Huffington Post's Washington bureau has hired professional football player and 9/11 truther Donte Stallworth as a fellow, covering national security.Stallworth, a wide receiver in the NFL since 2002, is currently an unsigned free agent and has not played in any games since 2012. As a 9/11 truther, …

More Clintonian Pablum

Behold Hillary Clinton's review of Henry Kissinger's new book, in which Clinton takes the time to hype her own very bad book, and scribble soporific foreign policy statements in advance of a likely presidential campaign. I won't excerpt anything; just read the review for yourself, and tell me if anything resembling a bright, interesting or original …

On the Case of Steven Salaita

Don't know who Steven Salaita is? Read this for background. And this, as well.Done? Good. And now, for my own take: Tablet Magazine has been on a roll with its coverage of the war between Israel and Hamas, and how big media news outlets have reported on the war. But in this editorial, I think they are …