"If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets - without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain - who average nearly $24 million a year in income - 'next year.'"
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Eric Alterman on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Eric Alterman on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Eric Alterman on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Eric Alterman on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Eric Alterman on Benjamin Franklin
"To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad."
"Politically, Obama's amazing streak of self-destructing opponents who have lain beneath his feet during his unlikely political career appears to be holding."
"Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it's easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience."
"More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful '70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun."
"Most of the provisions designed to fix what ails our health system don't kick in until 2014, which, one wishes administration officials had noticed, is two years after he has to win an election."