Whole Lotta Wednesday Going On

* TSA: Total Sexual Assault.  The TSA’s new scanners and groping policy have inspired T-shirts and a backlash from travelers. Now one blogger says she was sexually assaulted by a TSA inspector. Bonus: Israeli security expert says, “I can overcome the body scanners with enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747.” * I have great agents. No, […]

Hands Bitten For Food

The new CEO of GM — the company that got $50 billion last year to stave off bankruptcy — criticized the Obama administration for not knowing enough about economics. He then went on to discuss the shade of black of an iron kettle. The AV Club has an interview with the always compelling demon dog of American letters, […]

Field Notes on Literary Predators, and more.

*** I admit, I am skeeved out by Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs in just the same way as Choire Sicha describes in this post from The Awl. Those guys were all the worst. Setting aside the drugs and alcohol and their sons claiming to have been molested, at the age of 14, by friends […]

Another Conservative For Obama

Christopher Hitchens — former leftist, author, and Mother Teresa hater — endorses Barack Obama over John McCain in this piece on Slate. A candidate may well change his or her position on, say, universal health care or Bosnia. But he or she cannot change the fact—if it happens to be a fact—that he or she […]