Republicans. GOP lawmakers finally agree to a $2 raise in the minimum wage, on the condition that Democrats accept huge cuts to the estate tax for millionaires. Republicans also agree to let the House cafeteria stop pretending its french fries are "freedom fries," as long as Democrats accept more huge cuts to the estate tax for millionaires. Meanwhile, Republicans worry that they could face dramatic losses at the polls in November if Democrats gets their act together. Which could happen as soon as Mel Gibson is named grand rabbi of the Lubavitchers.
Not a Stumble—An Opportunity!
Pratfalls. In metaphorical news, during yet another tough week in his presidency, Bush nearly falls down the stairs of Air Force One. At least he doesn't blame his problems on the "[expletive]-ing Jews."
The Zeitgeist Checklist also appears in the Washington Post's Outlook section.
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