You asked for it; you got it: Your Virtual Front Page, July 12, 2010

Here it is, folks! For today, anyway. I’ll see if I can get this going again…

  1. Administration issues new drilling moratorium (WashPost) — This one’s not based on water depth.
  2. Polanski is set free by Swiss (WSJ) — As Eugene Robinson puts it, “the long, unspeakable nightmare of being confined to his three-story chalet in Gstaad, the luxury resort in the Swiss Alps, is finally over.” And he will not be held accountable for raping a child in the U.S.
  3. Sen. Brown to Support Financial-Overhaul Bill (WSJ) — So much for the say-no-to-everything darling of the Tea Party. I have no idea whether this is good legislation or not (it’s about money, right?), but I love it when people refuse to be pigeonholed.
  4. Sheheen leads Haley in money race ( — He’s gonna need every penny of it, too. If he had ten times as much, though, it wouldn’t be enough to counter the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of free, hagiographic media she’s getting from the national outlets.
  5. Hefner’s Hold On ‘Playboy’ Could Be In Peril (NPR) — So maybe he should try holding it with both hands for a change. Sorry. Couldn’t resist… You know, I’d be cheering for this sleazebag’s competition in this corporate takeover bid if it weren’t you know, Penthouse. By comparison, Hef is almost the Mom and Apple Pie option.
  6. Harvey Pekar of “American Splendor” fame dies (Cleveland Plain Dealer) — Don’t know whether this will make the front of many other papers, but it makes my virtual one. I liked what Roger Ebert said this morning: “Harvey Pekar. I guess he’s finally satisfied.” And linked to this cartoon, which is essential Pekar. He was, as the main character in “Clueless” would have said, way existential. And finally, here’s a clip from the excellent movie about Harvey starring Paul Giamatti.

6 thoughts on “You asked for it; you got it: Your Virtual Front Page, July 12, 2010

  1. Karen McLeod

    Yes. Sen. Landriu, there may be a loss of jobs. But if they continue to drill with unsafe equipment and have another blow-out, there will be a loss of more jobs. There has already been a major loss of jobs in your state thanks to the present oil spill. How many more do you want, or whose pocket are you in?

  2. bud

    Glad to see the extrodinarily popular Brad Front Page back. The oil spill, Iranian nukes and other stuff are likely to become very big news items soon.

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