Jan 12, 2011, 12:47 PM | Newsletter
Jason Linkins: Hey, everyone. Not to unnerve you, but apparently, days after a madman went on a murdery rampage with a Glock in Arizona, Arizonans are heading to gun stores in droves to purchase the very same weapon used by Jared Lee Loughner. It’s as good an example as anything to demonstrate that there really is no such thing as bad publicity, only an implacable, gnawing cynicism that permeates our existence and sends us, sobbing, into a fetal position. Click here to read more.
On November 22, 1963, Mummy told us that a bad man had shot Uncle Jack. His death forced a national bout of self-examination of a rage that, whether sensible or not, seemed to have set the stage for his murder.
Some have called antibiotics the greatest medical advance ever. But now, public health officials are warning that our decades-long love affair with these drugs is rendering them useless.
Richard (RJ) Eskow: Which Is More “Gangsta,” 50 Cent’s Twitter Stock Pitch or Goldman’s Facebook Deal?
Goldman is charging at least $60 million in service fees with Facebook, and they can unload their investment whenever the bubble deflates. Those “lucky” Facebook investors: Goldman will get rich. They’ll die tryin’.
The health reform law is already helping children and families and stopping some of the most egregious abuses of health insurers. Why would any sensible person want to go backwards and take these protections away?
In an age where every comic book adaptation and/or superhero adventure story sets out to be the biggest, most explosive, most fx-filled, most fantastical epic ever made, this new adventure keeps the proceedings down to earth.