Attytood Archive: July, 2009

The one federal mandate that right-wingers support

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I'm not thrilled when folks down in Tennessee decide it's a good idea to let people carry concealed guns in bars, but at least that doesn't... Read more

Next week's Faceoff: Is the Pope Catholic?

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This week's: Did Vince Fumo get off too easy?. Amazingly, they found someone to argue "no," and it's my immediate supervisor, DN... Read more

Walter's choice -- Cronkite's lesson for today's journalists

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I have to start with a confession -- I did not grow up in a Walter Cronkite household. I'm not sure why -- I was just a kid and didn't have... Read more

Why won't Washington listen to this man?

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Joseph Stiglitz doesn't get the hype of his fellow Nobel laureate Paul Krugman -- thanks to Krugman's New York Times column and fairly frequent... Read more

I guess old guys don't rule after all

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Have you ever seen dreams of everlasting youth give way to existential despair in one bad putt? I did, about four hours ago. And it's not... Read more

That one-in-a-million Yoo

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At the start of the week, I wrote about the ongoing scandals swirling around former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo, who has a lot to... Read more

Whatchu talkin' bout...Willis?

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Chicago's iconic Sears Tower is now called the Willis Tower, proving that it's not just baseball stadiums that get dumb new names (surprised... Read more

A legal recommendation from Attytood

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Could it be? An honest lawyer? Not all came to praise Fumo. Among the perhaps five letters urging a tough sentence was one from Mark D.... Read more