Here's a good rule of thumb for aspiring comics. Whenever you are compelled to say, "Hey, it was a joke," it probably wasn't.
What do the directors of the Transportation Security Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI have in common?
On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.
Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn't have the numbers.
America is not a very happy place, and it is getting less so.
There's no doubt, as a lawsuit filed against the state of Mississippi alleges, that public education creates unequal opportunities and unequal outcomes.
"We are there and we are committed" was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.
"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"
It's been my experience, having covered the news at CBS for nearly 30 years, that when the media elites come in for criticism, they're not very good at introspection.
Suppose that shortly after the 2008 election, Barack Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett met with the Chinese ambassador and suggested using a secure link at his embassy to communicate with Beijing beyond the reach of U.S. intelligence agencies.
Only ghosts and shadows haunt the empty halls of Sheaffer Pens, the onetime giant pen manufacturer on H Street.
Donald Trump's first budget proposal is a brazen mix of ideology and dishonesty, seasoned with irresponsibility and pulled out of the oven as soon as it was half-baked. Those qualities make it surprisingly similar to the budgets of Barack Obama and George W. Bush -- and largely in accord with public desires. Its defects are neither new nor accidental.
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