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Tom Toles: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Misdirection

*** Friday rant: loyalty edition People get loyalty, sort of. The only two people I can count on are me and you, but I'm not too sure about you. We need group loyalty, because we are programmed to trust...

By Tom Toles  | February 11, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  DC, Metro  
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Biblical proportions

*** Unevolved Send for the monks. Apparently all we are capable of is copying over received beliefs. Here's a bit of news that is both stunning and unsurprising at the same time: Biology teachers don't teach biology! There are...

By Tom Toles  | February 10, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Foreign Policy  
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Budget Hole

*** Job-killers! Everything conservatives don't like now is a "Job-Killer". The Phrase Factory that operates in the well-funded world of conservative messaging must be operating at near capacity and may sop up the 9 percent unemployed all by itself....

By Tom Toles  | February 9, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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Lining the toe

*** What, me worry? Let's get one thing straight with regard to the whole mythology of Ronald Reagan's "sunny optimism." Conservatives like to bask in the warm glow of that optimism, having shed with relief the heavy burden of...

By Tom Toles  | February 8, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Economy and jobs  
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Unhealthy food choice

*** Beck and forth Can we at least celebrate that Glenn Beck has suffered a 39 percent ratings decline? Can we grasp at this little straw to let ourselves believe that crazy eventually burns itself out? Yes we can,...

By Tom Toles  | February 7, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Health care  
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Rocket Science

By Tom Toles  | February 6, 2011; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  GOP  
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