just lost its bid for Time-Warner Cable. The other underperforming charters will still be cheered at Juicebox Media, LLC.
As I said on Facebook, it appears that Tim Armstrong—who got paid $12 million last year alone as CEO of the dead-on-its-feet AOL—is even more of an asshole than anyone previously believed. The pull quote: Until the morning I woke up in labor, every exam indicated that our daughter was perfectly healthy. In fact, had […]
I was going to leave Richard Cohen alone: Gawker, LG&M, Dr. Black, etc. etc. all covered him. There’s nothing to say that Katherine Weymouth didn’t already, save possibly that I’m thinking of burning all my non-existent copies of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” in effigy. But I can’t resist coming out of what appears to be a […]
Since my current governor (and your future President) is a brain-dead idiot who does not believe in the free market or taking responsibility for his actions, we are one of the many states whose PPACA sign-up website is run out of healthcare.gov. Here’s a screen shot of my attempt to create an account 25 minutes […]
Were Lawrence Summers what his critics say he is—a political hack with an inflated sense of his own skills that is matched only by his sense of entitlement, accompanied by a grotesquely non-realistic view of his accomplishments—this is precisely the letter he would write. Felix, who was The Voice of Reason on this before and […]
Nobel Memorial Prize Winning Economist James Heckman has a piece in the Opinionator section of the NYT (is that a printed section, by the way, or online-only?) that reveals the lie behind the farce that is Arne Duncan’s “leadership”: Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in […]
The markets don’t believe it. Exhibit: If the market isn’t stupid enough to believe that CEOs are compensated based on the “value” they add to the company, why should we be?
There has been a bit of breast-beating among the blogsphere about how CNN has become shite. A few weeks ago, it was All Zimmerman, even as trains crashed and wars broke out. (See here and here, for instance.) I’m just not convinced it has changed that much. As the Most Profound Philosopher of Our Generation […]
I was going to write a post called “Barack Obama Fellates the Shark, then Wonders Why It Bites Off His Lower Half,” but decided instead to go for comedy instead of pointing out that the 2014 midterms are going to make 2010 look like the peak of LibDem activism. Academia.edu is “a place to share […]