It's way too early to sort out the winners and the losers in the big budget showdown on Capitol Hill the last couple weeks. They're still extricating bodies from behind the hay bales of the Gunfight at the DC Corral and will be for months.
There were fleeting moments of mad genius as the president flashed his trademark Messianic zeal, but all momentum fizzled whenever he tap-danced around specifics in wooden numbers that reeked of the familiar.
t might seem that comics themselves are dying, but the truth is that comics are alive and well. In fact, they are conquering global culture. What's more: Comics increasingly are the home of our spiritual imagination.