Ode to a President: Matthews finds 'a little bit of Mark Twain' in Obama - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

‘Hardball’ host goes soft, shares with viewers his admiration for the commander-in-chief

Mark Twain, Snooki, and the decline of American literature

Opinion | Renee James

Twain would have a lot to say about Snooki’s new book, A Shore Thing.

Literature scholars disagree with new censored edition of Huck Finn - TheDC

US | Laura Donovan

English professors are not in accordance with the removal of the ‘n’ word in the new edition of “Huckleberry Finn”

'N-word' to be purged from Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer in latest edition - AP

US | admin

New edition removes Mark Twain’s ‘offensive’ words

Updated edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' ditches the 'n' word - EW

| Laura Donovan

A new edition of the classic Mark Twain novel will remove all instances of the ‘n’ word

PBS edits Tina Fey's remarks from Twain event [VIDEO] - WaPo

| Chad Brady (admin)

PBS edited Fey’s jokes about conservative women, rape kits and evolution from its broadcast leaving only Fey’s more harmonious comments about Palin and politics

Tina Fey thanks Palin for her success - AP

Entertainment | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The woman famous for her Emmy Award-winning impression of Sarah Palin on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Former Bruins coach's death wrongfully reported - MyFoxDC

Sports | interns

Mark Twain once said, ‘The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ A similar sentiment can now be shared by a legendary NHL coach

Putting pols to the test

Feature:Opinion | Henry Miller

Maybe we should give politicians intelligence tests.

Skipping school? Make the Web your free tutor - Lifehacker

Tech | interns

Mark Twain ‘never let [his] schooling interfere with his education’; neither should you

Secretary Vilsack: Re-hire Shirley Sherrod

op-ed | Ken Blackwell

Maybe President Obama doesn’t have to invite Mrs. Sherrod, Secretary Vilsack, and the Spooners to the White House for a beer summit. After all, once is enough. But the President does have the power to make this right

From Russia with love

Editorial | Ron Hart

Here is the big surprise for the Russians: Our government has not had an idea worth stealing since the late 1980s

Netanyahu: reports of chill in U.S.-Israeli relations are 'flat wrong' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

The PM’s trip to Washington comes a week after Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, was quoted by Israeli news outlets as having said that there is a ‘tectonic rift’ between the two countries

The stupidity of the businessmen

Editorial | Benjamin Zycher

The business lobby—in particular, the Business Roundtable, a group of smart CEOs who for many years have banded together to schmooze the Beltway power brokers—finally has seen through the empty promises and worthless compromises that define the nation’s capital

Tina Fey wins Mark Twain Award - WaPo

Entertainment | interns

Fey’s response to being chosen illustrates why audiences love this groundbreaking writer and actress. She said: ‘I assume Betty White was disqualified for steroid use’

Twain's official autobiography to be released - The Daily Caller

| interns

The famous American writer left behind nearly 5,000 unedited pages of memoirs which he requested not be published for a century

S.E. Cupp’s Diary: Back to school

op-ed | S.E. Cupp

Ron Reagan Jr is a guy who was raised in Los Angeles by famous parents, got kicked out of prep school, dropped out of Yale, and only now has a career in political punditry because his anti-conservative views made him a mildly interesting novelty act. And he has the balls to criticize Sarah Palin’s career arc? I love guys like this, who are so disconnected from reality that they enthusiastically serve up totally nonsensical drivel—with pride and a shit-eating grin!

Stop calling people retarded, you idiot moron

Opinion | Tommy De Seno

Insults in political discourse have been part of American culture at least since Mark Twain wrote: “Reader, suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”