Why We Loved the State of the Union

If you didn’t watch the State of the Union last night (or at least read a transcript of it like I did), then you need to right now. I mean it. Now. President Barack Obama said some incredibly compelling things last night that made my eyes tear and my heart swell. Yes!...

“We’ll Get There, Pop. We’ll Get There.” Michael Corleone

“So you have this neighbor who has been making your life hell. First he tied you up with a spurious lawsuit; you’re both suffering from huge legal bills. Then he threatened bodily harm to your family. Now, however, he says he’s willing to compromise: He’ll call...

Jesus Freaks, Gun Nuts, Generic Obese Suburbanites

“Jesus freaks, gun nuts, and generic obese suburbanites” was Bill Maher’s recent characterization of Congressman Alan Grayson’s definition of the Republican Party. Grayson’s actual comment was more on point and captured the GOP lunacy and...

To the Cleverest Cheater Go the Spoils…

William Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One, and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, explains how while we tend to believe that those rich folks at the top have gotten there through a...

Icelandic Chicks Rule

Yes, it’s true. Not only is that babe from Reykjavik you just met a looker, she’s also your equal, can you imagine? And she’s luckier than you if not actually better, as she gets to live in region that’s not afraid to honor the feminine. Iceland came in 1st place...