Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Paul Downey emailed me a link to a piece his brother, Tom, wrote about how Democrats can help restore democracy if they take control of both houses of Congress and the White House in this election. The ideas include ways to revamp Congress — and thus the...
Bad Biden

Bad Biden

Lorne Michaels made a mistake bringing in Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden in the cold open political sketches on “Saturday Night Live.” The problem is he’s a “hot” performer playing a “cool” personality. Carrey is preternaturally...
The Fly Stole The Show

The Fly Stole The Show

Seeing Harris and Pence sitting behind plexiglass 12 feet apart made me think I’d come upon a heads-up hold’em game on Poker Go. Nothing about last night’s debate between will change the mind of a single voter — although the fly that landed on...
Just Like I Predicted

Just Like I Predicted

Despite being hospitalized for a very infectious disease, Trump put Secret Service agents in danger Sunday by forcing them to ride around with him inside a sealed vehicle while he waved to his devoted fans along Rockville Pike. The best line I saw about that was...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Do yourself a favor and read this Twitter thread by Jelena Woehr, in which she imagines how ex-President Jed Barlett (of “The West Wing”) would have a conference call with his former colleagues about what sort of statement he should issue in response to...