Risk Management?

CBS is apparently hiring Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman. One: I bet Stephen took this at least partially because he’s tired of playing a caricature every day. Two: Did the CBS Network Suit Guys not see the Correspondent’s Dinner?  Part of me hopes this ends in a brilliant disaster.  Like, a contract cancellation and…

Je suis confus

I thought the narrative was that anything that is “Koch-funded” is inherently evil and should be dismissed out of hand as corporate astro-turfing because (unlike George Soros, who’s totally ok) they only give money to causes that benefit them financially. Now the positions of anything “Koch-funded” should be dismissed out of hand because the Kochs benefit…

A Brilliant Deconstructive Comparison Again Proves That Which No Longer Needs Proving

A fine critical analysis of this week’s demonstration that the best show on television has eroded into a pale, unfunny, and indeed macabre shadow of itself.

Hugo Chavez – No Hero of the Poor

Supporters of Hugo Chavez and his legacy typically argue that, regardless of his illiberal crackdowns on speech, dissent, and civil liberties, those aspects of his regime pale in comparison to the great good that he did for the poor in his country.  At the newly relaunched FiveThirtyEight, however, Dorothy Kronick demonstrates – quite conclusively, in…