A new movie shows how the war on drugs makes the prison industry so profitable.
Mitt Romney was describing his efforts to hire women cabinet members while he was governor of Massachusetts — utter bullshit, of course — when he used the bizarre phrase “binders full of women.” I imagined some kinky Mormon rite taking place in the basement of the Salt Lake Temple. Some viewers of the debate were inspired to set the phrase to music. Rock on, Romneybot!
Clive Gregson and Christine Collister:
The classic Richard and Linda Thompson song about the increasing strains in their marriage — even though they both denied it when the album came out:
Mary Chapin Carpenter:
This is one of the reasons I was depressed that I couldn’t afford a vacation this year. When I go away, I pretty much do nothing. I read, I sit by the water, I watch movies. It’s the only time I get to deaccelerate my brain, and this year, I didn’t get to do it. Maybe next year!