CNN Discovers New English Word: ‘Whom’s’


Continuing what has been a scoop-filled banner year for the Atlanta-based media company’s ‘Money’ vertical, reporters at CNN discovered a new word Friday: “whom’s.” It was in the course of their research into the background of Andrew Puzder, the former CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants and President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the …

Confessions of a Casual Gamer


So, on Wednesday evening, I finished Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. Or possibly “Resident Evil VII: Biohazard”; I don’t know what the preferred style on video game titles is, and I refuse to look it up. Because I don’t review them. Because I only very rarely play them.

I am a casual gamer. This is my confession.

4 Ways Gorsuch Can Win Over Democrats

Neil Gorsuch

Not enough. What Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said was apparently insufficient. The appellate court judge used the terms “disheartening” and “demoralizing” to express his views on criticisms of the judiciary. According to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, “I think that telling me that he finds these attacks to be demoralizing or disheartening behind closed doors is not enough.” The Connecticut Democrat insisted Judge Gorsuch “needs to make that statement publicly and condemn this attack on the independence of the judiciary and show the American people that he will be independent.”

The Super Bowl Is Stupid and Gross


I couldn’t watch the Super Bowl because I left my laptop charger at the office on Friday afternoon. I went to bed at 8:00 on Sunday after a very agreeable weekend. My wife and I had a guest, and the three of us worked through seven bottles of wine, a few beers, and a good amount of …

$5 Million Is a Lot to Pay When You Can Signal Your Virtue for Free on Twitter

'We did it, Mr. Kraft!' 'Well, we had some help from the man upstairs.' 'God?' 'No, Trump. He called Putin, Putin called Goodell. Let's just say Polonium was threatened.' (AP)

Before we get to what really mattered last night—the advertisements—I must admit to taking some small amount of pleasure in the Patriots beating Atlanta in a way that almost perfectly mirrored the manner in which Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Lord knows, I’m no fan of either the Pats or the Donald, but after hearing all the stories about how Tom Brady Is Bad Because He Likes Trump And We Should Denounce Him Because That Is What Righteous People Do And No Good Pats Fan Can Cheer For Dastardly Republicans, well, you know. It was amusing, is all I’m saying. If you turned sports into a proxy battle over your political discontent—as if the NFL were the WWF and the Patriots were the Iron Sheik and the Falcons were Sgt. Slaughter—you kind of deserved what happened last night. I’m just surprised Roger Goodell didn’t send John Podesta out to hand over the trophy.

The Rabbit and the Demon; or, How Nestlé Came to Rosslyn


It was reported yesterday that the American arm of Nestlé would be moving its headquarters from Glendale, California, to the distinctly untrendy Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, where Washington Free Beacon Tower is located. The announcement was made by none other than Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who told us a few weeks ago that anti-abortion legislation is “socially divisive” and bad for business. I like to imagine how the deal went down.