Category: Wankers

The Balls on These Guys…

The right’s outrage du jour is that President Obama is visiting India instead of traveling to Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will be representing the administration at the ceremony, which is…

This is Not Parody

This is real, not for The Onion: Just before she heads to Iowa for the first major conservative showcase of the 2016 election cycle, Sarah Palin said “of course” she’s interested in the 2016 presidential election. “Yeah, I mean, of…

Why the Hate for James Taylor?

I once spent a couple of interesting nights with James Taylor’s daughter (with Carly Simon) who was friends with an old girlfriend of mine. That’s my only connection to their family, although I did get some scoops on the whole…

Bob Menendez Can’t Find the Hymnal

The president called out Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey in front of the entire Democratic Caucus yesterday, and Menendez didn’t like it. Their face-off occurred behind closed doors at the Hilton in Baltimore, where the two-day Senate Democratic Issues…

Dr. Ben Carson is a Scoundrel

I have a lot of negative things to say about Dr. Ben Carson but my understanding is that he was a tremendously talented pediatric neurosurgeon. And when you are separating conjoined twins or performing an hemispherectomy, it seems to me…

If the NYPD Wants to Play That Game

Another way of making Zandar’s point is to ask whether or not anyone would notice if the New York Police Department suddenly reduced its overall arrests by 66% and its issuance of traffic citations by 94%? And, if not, would…

Wanker of the Day: Robert Schmidt

Elizabeth Warren is getting attention recently for her increasingly strident attacks on Wall Street. Beyond mere rhetoric, this has taken solid form in her opposition to the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary for domestic finance at the US…

Wanker of the Day: Terrence McCoy

I really have to question the judgment of Terrence McCoy and the Washington Post news editors. Why would they use the occasion of Charles C. Johnson’s decision to reveal the identity of an alleged rape victim to profile the man?…