Congressional Jerks Mansplain All Over Janet Yellen

Sometimes people show their true selves without realizing it and this week that award goes to Congress, specifically Reps Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Bill Huizenga (R-Mich). The men asked many silly questions of the first female Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, then repeatedly cut her off before she could answer. » 7/18/14 6:00pm 7/18/14 6:00pm

Economic Luminary Anna Schwartz Dies With a Lot of Pats on the Back But…

Anna Schwartz, a research economist who worked with Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, died in her home Thursday at the age of 96. Despite a career crowned by the War and Peace of economic scholarship, the 900-page A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, Schwartz was continually overshadowed by her… » 6/22/12 9:30am 6/22/12 9:30am

We Ain't Gonna Take It, And Paulson And Bernanke Ain't Gonna Get It

  • Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chair Bernanke were on the Hill today, metaphorical hats in hands, asking for gobs of money and the ability to spend it with no oversight. Unlike what Sarah Palin actually said about the Bridge To Nowhere, Congress told them, "No thanks." [Washington Post]
  • Dick Cheney tried his hand…
  • » 9/23/08 6:30pm 9/23/08 6:30pm

John McCain: The Story Of Crocs Is The Story Of The American Economy

I like to give John McCain the benefit of the doubt when it's clear he's making a joke. (Like about how he stopped beating his wife.) So I want to defend this clip where he holds up the company Crocs as some paragon of American business innovation. I mean, on one hand, hahahaha: a company that owes its entire business… » 7/08/08 11:30am 7/08/08 11:30am

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Hates His Nose In This Picture

  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed thinks the courtroom artist drew his nose too wide. He lost a bunch of weight on the Guantanamo diet and totally turns out to be one of those secretly vain terror masterminds. [USA Today]
  • This will shock you: Bob Dylan is voting for Barack Obama. Okay, I was kidding about the shocked part. [Times
  • » 6/05/08 6:40pm 6/05/08 6:40pm

Jeremiah Wright: Still The Least Of Our Problems, But Our Problems Kind…

  • "He's obviously a well-educated, sincere man who has done good work in building Trinity United Church of Christ. But, to borrow a phrase that Wright might have used in one of his sermons, his rant at the Press Club demonstrates, that he is also a damn fool." [TheRoot]
  • Surely I wasn't the only one who detected some…
  • » 4/28/08 6:30pm 4/28/08 6:30pm

Tiffany Sales Could Save The Economy, But It's Probably Too Late For…

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about the Gross Domestic Product? You might be tempted to say "no," and scroll down hoping for the next picture of Shiloh Jolie-PItt, but the fact is that you will probably vote in November, and probably for the candidate you most trust to stave off this "recession" and the… » 3/24/08 1:30pm 3/24/08 1:30pm

Happy Non-St. Pat's Day, Folks! The World Is Currently Ending

How was your weekend? Hey! Guess who cares; no one. Fucking End Times came while you were drinking green beer or whatever, to the point that I shouldn't have to bait you with the fact that the McGreeveys HAD HARD CORE INTENSE BUTT SEX ORGIES WITH MARGARITAS/ POTATO SKIN PLATTERS AT T.G.I.FRIDAYS. But there I go… » 3/17/08 10:00am 3/17/08 10:00am

Paul Rudd Located! At Obama Rally In...Kansas City?