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Tom Toles: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Unreality television

*** Friday rant: undeserving edition USA Today says "Luxury spending is back in fashion." Isn't that nice? The wealthy can add some more special items to their carts! Meanwhile, back in the rest of the economy, spending for necessities,...

By Tom Toles  | October 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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The greatest show on earth

*** Dancing with the steamroller What species got voted off the planet in the latest episode? It seems fitting that all our reality-based shows seem to involve the principles of extinction, because that's the big reality show of our...

By Tom Toles  | October 28, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Congress, DC  
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The big empty

*** Get your message out! People are saying that Obama's big problem is he isn't "getting his message out." This is harder than they seem to appreciate. While some people want to try to portray Obama as having some...

By Tom Toles  | October 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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Crash test dummies

*** Thought bubble I am not an economist, which means that I can't explain exactly how or why the economy does what it is doing, and I can't tell you what it will do next. Which also means that...

By Tom Toles  | October 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Democrats, GOP  
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A non-issue for the Tea Party?

*** This will be on the test They say that untested faith is a shallow, empty business. Maybe, but a severely tested faith is a pretty unpleasant proposition all around. And now, the election is about to put my...

By Tom Toles  | October 25, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  Congress, Tea party  
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Political currency

By Tom Toles  | October 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Federal government  
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