Tom Toles

Midnight nears on a Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hotel, a nightclub in northeast Washington, D.C.  The front row of the crowd is lined with attractive women. Clad in jeans and a flannel shirt, drummer Jim Arkedis bashes his drums onstage to a cover of The Who’s “Baba O’Riley.” Arkedis’s band The Electric 11s is headlining the show. Blue Pinto, the indie opening act, shares little of The 11s’ classic rock sound.

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The Financial Cycle

Tom Toles is at his most genius today:

  Yesterday, the Washington Post published a story on the conservative campaign to spread rumors that Barack Obama is Muslim. (Regardless of intent, the execution of the story was risible, doing more to spread the rumors than debunk them.) In today's Post, best-political-cartoonist-in-America Tom Toles offers his take. Maybe not his funniest cartoon, but possibly his gutsiest. --Jonathan Chait

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