Yesterday, the New York Times began charging readers for full access to its website. Visitors can access up to 20 articles a month, at which point they must pay a $15-to-$35 subscription fee. Well, that or they can go to the Huffington Post and read the SparkNotes version for free. Their call.
In a speech yesterday aimed at a skeptical American public, President Obama offered a defense of his recent decision to authorize air strikes in Libya. "To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and, more profoundly, our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are," Obama said. He then added, "Plus, have you seen how much oil they have? It's insane! Are we really going to let France get all up in there without at least wetting our beaks? Fuck that noise."
(Note: One half of that previous quote was made up. Can you guess which? Hint: it was the second half.)
(It was the second half.)