I understand how anything "simple" seems better than having a conversation about insurance hedging for exotic derivatives, but it's condescension when politicians can't have a reasonable discussion about real issues.
Popular speech doesn't need protection. Nor does popular religious belief. Seeing the Westboro Baptist Church protesting is (at the very, very least) a sign of our freedom.
Ever been stuck in holiday traffic fighting to be stuck in a holiday cashier's line so you can purchase low-priced presents on your high-balance Visa ...
The difference between reporting and satire? Bad reporting is still reporting, while there's no such thing as bad satire. If it's not true -- if it doesn't work -- it's not satire.