This week, Newt Gingrich, exploring the possibility of launching a presidential exploratory committee, partially blamed his past marital infidelity on how "passionately" he felt about his country. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker's effort to blame teachers, nurses, and trash collectors for his state's budget woes succeeded, as the state assembly voted to strip government workers of their collective bargaining rights. Walker apparently forgot to include that $140 million tax break he'd given corporations in his budget blame calculations. Elsewhere, Bill Keller's latest column got even worse pre-opening reviews than the Spiderman musical, and we have officially passed the expiration date on Charlie Sheen "Winning!" jokes. Of course, our thoughts and prayers remain focused on the devastation and suffering in Japan. Click here for information and links on all the ways you can help.