Mike Royko, Art Buchwald, and the old Mayor Daley Walk into Ben Franklin’s Bar to talk about Chris Christie

By: Saturday January 11, 2014 9:00 am

Imagine the scene: an old-school neighborhood tavern, with Mike Royko and Art Buchwald sitting on their stools nursing a couple of beers and Ben Franklin washing glassware behind the bar. A neon sign in the window proclaims the name of this heavenly establishment — “Poor Richard’s Pub — and a smaller handwritten sign is taped up beneath it reading “No Editers Allowed.”

Then imagine what they’d have to say about Chris Christie . . .


Wingnut Welfare: Fishwrap Edition

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm

As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper.  Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]

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