A flock of talented, resourceful, sometimes-controversial Jews have found ways to harness the Internet to achieve fame. First up: The Fat Jew.
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House Speaker John Boehner is reported to have told fellow Republicans that he won’t allow the federal government to default. He said he will see to it that the debt ceiling is raised, even if it means passing a bill with the support of Democrats and a minority of Republicans. Here’s what Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel told the Washington Post:
The three scandals roiling Washington and the 24-hour cable news channels have one thing in common: They’re shrinking steadily as more information dribbles out.
Needless to say, the highlight of last night’s Democratic National Convention session was Michelle Obama’s speech.
This weekend, The New York Times profiled four prominent young, mostly progressive bloggers: Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias, Dave Weigel and Brian Beutler. The hook? They are all friends, they hang out together in DC and they have all emerged quite quickly in the media world — moving from bloggers to serious members of DC’s pundit class. Not surprisingly, they were largely white and all male.
Well, well. I seem to have a missed a rather busy news week. I was cut off for a few days and didn’t have time to blog or follow the news, first because I was busy saying goodbye to a friend and second because I was sitting in a hotel in Portugal attending a United Nations seminar on the media and the Middle East (more about this in my Good Fences column later in the week). When I resurfaced I found the world had gotten even stranger than I remembered it.