The Nuclear Option Explained

I’ve heard a lot of opinions about the Senate Democrats’ exercise last week of the “nuclear option” — the elimination of the filibuster for basically all presidential nominations other than those for the Supreme Court. Most people are asking both “Why?” and “Why now?” Some say that it’s a sign that Democrats think they’re going … Read more

Excerpt from “Zero Budget Christmas”

In case I haven’t mentioned it enough, I have a book! It’s called Zero-Budget Christmas: The Almost Entirely True Story of Our Quest to Do Our Christmas Shopping Without Spending Any Money. And, well, that pretty much tells you everything about it.

But there are parts of it that are even more entertaining and informative than the title, and, since we’re kicking off the Christmas season in earnest this week with the ritual bloodletting that is Black Friday, I thought I’d post an excerpt from the book. I plan to sprinkle a few more throughout the season. Hope you enjoy, and if you do, the whole thing can be yours for a lousy 99 cents!

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