I am beginning to wonder if in The Age of Trump, “Media” is going to be a regular appearing section…
News and views you can use on the news (and polling).
This Week: Healthcare, Media, Space, Creatures, Energy, Doom, and Transportation!
Watching the watchers…
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News! Fake and otherwise.
This Week: Creatures, Entertainment, Business, Resources, and Media
This week, the Washington Post’s Charles Lane insisted that the media has done its job this election. He’s wrong.
Night Court doesn’t hold up nearly as well as Cheers, but it’s still fun. Anyway, this week: Latin America, Crime, Media, Education, and Labor!
If free speech depends on plaintiffs not having money, then the problem isn’t that plaintiffs sometimes have money.
There is never any excuse for treating Donald Trump unfairly.
The media sucks.
This Week: Russia, Media, Housing, Resources, Gender, and History!
No matter what happens on Monday, this is how I will always remember 2015.
Not Rosa Parks.
The New York Daily News would really like you to read their paper.
Labor, Education, Psychology, Media, Family, Society, and World!
Ethan Gach pokes fun at our seemingly bizarre devotion to Apple on the eve of its new product reveal.
Burt Likko was going to offer a mild criticism of The Notorious RBG. Then he thought again.
The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.
I can tell you what Game of Thrones is good at but not why we seem to like it so much.
“Data that contradicts the Ideology is a lie; institutions that publish such data are the enemy; those individuals who consider such data are heretics.”
Last year around this time I would have given anything to get my hands on a Steam Machine, but now that it’s becoming a reality, I’m struggling to remember why I was ever excited about it.
Everyone wants to offer the President advice on what the U.S. should do about Syria, but no one has any clue how their plans would work or why.
The rhetorical case for protecting the unborn has succeeded. The debate is over. It would be, that is, had the Supreme Court not issued – in Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words – a “difficult to justify,” “heavy-handed judicial intervention” in Roe v. Wade 40 years ago. Today, nearly two-thirds of Americans support making abortion generally illegal after the first three months of pregnancy. A staggering four-fifths support bans in the last three months. So if the pro-choice movement is […]
According to the New York Times, Chris Hayes will be replacing Ed Schultz as the 8PM lead-in to Rachel Maddow’s program on MSNBC.
Two weeks ago, while almost no one was watching, Rick Santorum and the conservative media pulled off an historic, astounding and quite literal coup. They did this with the tiniest of acts: organizing to kill US participation in a small and innocuous United Nations treaty. The treaty itself was not historic; indeed, it was mind-numbingly…
I won’t waste time giving you the context. Niall Ferguson wrote the cover story for Newsweek’s August 19th issue. It is an affront to sound reasoning, intellectual curiosity, and charitable discourse. Here’s why.
Hope Solo is angry. Although her team had won 3-0 today against an undersized Colombia, Brandi Chastain, an NBC commentator for the match, had criticized one of the team’s defenders. Solo, who counts on those defenders, wanted to make something clear: color commentators are there to approvingly praise American players. They are not to offer…
Dear reader if you are anything like me you may on occasion grow tired of dealing with the daily inanity of what has come to be termed the political media. So for my next blog post I am going to deal with a subject dear and near to my heart: the works of Patrick O’Brian.…
Lord help me, I’m going to write about race s’more.
In response to my recent post on what I called Obama 2012’s rather limited ambitions, valued reader CK MacLeod wrote the following. My emphasis: …look at “the Reagan Era” from the perspective of a committed ideological conservative – how little was changed in the way we do things, as opposed to how we talk about…
Over at the Atlantic, Eleanor Barkhorn complains that the closeted young Christian characters of Blue Like Jazz depict rather than shatter stereotypes about evangelical Christians in the movies. For her, the promise of the movie was to present a positive, nuanced, and lifelike view of Christians in the real world and instead resorts to many of the…
On January 6, NPR’s This American Life aired an hour long and fairly damning segment on the working conditions of the Chinese manufacturing workers that build Apple products. To say the show got some attention would be an understatement. Within a few weeks it had become TAL’s most downloaded episode – quite an achievement for…
As long as this is the conservative response to the liberal advantage in culture/media/etc, culture will… remain an uphill climb for the right.
And why it was never, ever, “slut,” “prostitute,” “whore,” Flake,” “she didn’t mind having things stuck up there before she got pregnant,” or “hold the pill between your knees.” Fresh off two straight weeks of contraception hearings and the Limbaugh/Fluke hubbub, Obama now sits comfortably ahead of his only somewhat close rival, Romney. One of…