03/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sunday Roundup

This week -- a week that saw unemployment claims hit a 42-year high, January layoffs hit 125,000, and President Obama call the economy "a continuing disaster" -- delivered a hard-to-top nominee for our Marie Antoinette Award: disgraced scam artist Bernie Madoff, who still so doesn't get it that he had the gall to bellyache about being cooped up in his $7 million Park Avenue apartment under "penthouse arrest" -- even as his victims face financial ruin. On the What Were They Thinking? front (Journalism Division), came word that Bill Kristol, hot on the heels of being dropped by the Times, was being picked up by the Washington Post, which is apparently eager to publish more unerring insights like Kristol's July 2007 gem: "George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one."