The Real Consequences of the Fiscal Cliff

Mallory Ortberg · 12/29/12 12:25PM

The fiscal cliff is imminent. We are hurtling, not to mention barreling, toward it. Also, it's looming. Every news organization has been churning out folksy little cartoons explaining the situation at the rate of thousands a day since August. There have also been a lot of Wile E. Coyote jokes, and for that alone we deserve as a people to be bound hand and foot and cast into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

'Exhausted' Lady Sticks It to Obama

Jim Newell · 09/20/10 02:51PM

Barack Obama doesn't want businesses thinking he's anti-business. So he held a town hall today for CNBC, which literally all businesses watch. A common middle-class person posed a brutal first question, however, saying she's "exhausted of defending you."

Microtrend: You're No 'Professional'

Hamilton Nolan · 05/14/09 10:51AM

"Everyone today wants to be a professional and most people believe they are." But most of you are deluded. Mark Penn is here to tell you why. And to spout further generalizations, for money!