The times they are a-changin'. There's a new power force in Washington, and it's running the show right now, deciding the very fate of the nation.
With "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold," Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmmaker who brought us "Supersize Me," serves up yet another tasty yet nutritional treat: a documentary about product placement, financed entirely with product placement.
With President Obama officially running for re-election, the call from the left for a primary challenge was gaining steam - though no challenger so far is stepping forward.
Defending the NCAA status quo is increasingly difficult when the men's basketball title game begins at 9:23 p.m. and Texas signs a $300 million deal to create the Longhorn Network.
A picture is worth a thousand words, sound bites, talking points.
The difficult national discourse on ethnicity, terrorism and race jolts forward every so often, blasted by dangerous incidents or startling opinions, then ramped up in the hypersensitive press echo chamber. Juan Williams was the catalyst this week.
At the outset, let me declare a personal interest: Jonah Goldberg destroyed my career. Let me explain: When I was a young writer starting out, I fancied myself as something of a conservative humorist. My jeremiads about the Clinton impeachment and high marginal tax rates were interspersed with anecdotes about beer and chicken-wing consumption. My shtick was laughing it up with the Laffer Curve.
Ah, men. That's no benedic- tion. These are tough times to be a man. It's too Freudian to say they're suffering from an identity crisis, but since macho has been put in mothballs many men are searching for a new scent. Over-the-hill celebrities remind us of the many roads leading men have taken past Gender Gap and wound up in No Man's Land.
With several seasoned politicians seeking the Libertarian presidential nod, members of the nation's largest third party are hoping to fill the void among voters disgusted with Republicans and Democrats.