John Powers

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  • 12 years ago

    Halfway into last Sunday night's episode of ABC's campy Desperate Housewives—which had the trained ecstatics at Entertainment Weekly crying "Hosanna!" before the second episode even aired—Teri Hatcher's character, Susan, made a catty jok...

  • 12 years ago

    How dare such a vulgarian impinge on sacred journalistic turf! Being every bit as low-minded as the next media whore, I raced through Kitty Kelley's The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty in search of the nasty factoids that Kelley always ...

  • 12 years ago

    "These are dark times," declared MSNBC's Joe Scarborough during last week's Republican convention. I knew what he meant. After all, we live in an era when even a sweaty reactionary like Scarborough—imagine George Wallace impersonating John Wa...

  • 12 years ago

    Like millions of Americans, my wife and I watched raptly as Paul Hamm battled back from his calamitous tumble to heroically win, er, be mistakenly awarded the gold medal as best all-around male gymnast. But just as gushy Tim Daggett declared this ...

  • 12 years ago

    The bitterest sniping in Boston last week involved no politicians. It was a catfight among the members of CNN's Capital Gang. Flashing his teeth like a wicked shopkeeper in a Bollywood movie, Robert Novak sneered at John Edwards's familiar Two Ame...

  • 12 years ago

    Campaigning in Michigan for the Bush-Cheney ticket last Friday, John McCain introduced the next speaker as a man of "resolve, experience, patriotism," and slyly went on to dub him "very debonair." Needless to say, he was talking about Dick Cheney....


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