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Tom Toles: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Tea baggage

*** Friday rant: The big pivot edition We are about to witness the end of deficit fever. Republicans and Tea Partyers (Republicans for whom the official party isn't quite crazy ENOUGH, and I love how the term "GOP moderates"...

By Tom Toles  | September 17, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  GOP, Tea party  
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Meet D.C.'s new mayor

*** The other defense department We mark anniversaries of important events so that we don't forget the lessons we learned. Of course, eventually we forget the anniversary -- and the lessons, too. This week was a good, um, reminder...

By Tom Toles  | September 16, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  DC  
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Warm regards

*** Pumpkin, or mincemeat? Maybe the reason I'm starting to like two-sentence stories about flying pumpkins is because regular news stories are too convoluted to understand. This story in the Times on Sunday left me bewildered about several things....

By Tom Toles  | September 15, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Republican roadblock

**** The long and the short of it I'm probably going to make all my journalist friends hate me, but the best story I read over the weekend was two sentences long. I don't think there are as many...

By Tom Toles  | September 14, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  GOP, Obama White House  
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Pipe dreams

*** Thought crimes There never is any reason to raise taxes, ever, we are told. It is always a good time to cut taxes, we are told. This is not thinking. This is a badly programmed robot. Sometimes you...

By Tom Toles  | September 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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Not so fast

By Tom Toles  | September 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  VA  
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