Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton And The Burden Of Authenticity

Is there an element of calculation in Hillary Clinton’s latest listening tour? Sure. But if she truly listens, does that make her more or less “authentic” ?

April 22, 2015
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Why Trust Anything In ‘Rolling Stone’ Again?

The magazine and its editors made themselves willing, if not downright eager, parties to a hoax — and not a terribly sophisticated hoax at that.

April 8, 2015
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The Anarchy Of ‘Religious Liberty’

What’s so insidious about “religious liberty” statutes as written, and why they cannot be permitted to stand, is that they would give zealous individuals and private businesses near-dictatorial powers with no legal recourse.

April 1, 2015
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Journalists Must Rediscover Skepticism

From Ferguson to Charlottesville, the media have been falling down on the job.

March 25, 2015
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and former Ambassador John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Cotton And The War Caucus Count On Constituents’ Ignorance

Tom Cotton and his fellow Republican hawks know their letter to Iran is wrong. They just don’t care.

March 18, 2015
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Media’s Email Hysteria: Why Are Republicans Exempt?

If Clinton’s use of a private email account is so shocking to the Beltway media, why did they barely notice (and care even less) when millions of emails disappeared from the Bush White House?

March 13, 2015
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Nothing Ever Changes In Hunt For A Clinton Scandal

The Washington press clique is reliving the ’90s — and they couldn’t be happier about it.

March 11, 2015
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Be Very Afraid Of ‘King v. Burwell’

Forget Obamacare — the Supreme Court could be about to kill whatever credibility it has left.

March 4, 2015

ISIS Panic Is Ebola 2.0

Despite what cable news would have you believe, ISIS is far from an existential threat to the U.S.

February 25, 2015
Photo: British actor Jamie Dornan (R) and US actress Dakota Johnson pose for photographers ahead of the UK Premiere of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in central London on February 12, 2015 (AFP/Leon Neal)

On Arkansas’ Anti-Gay Law, And Other Ridiculous Headlines

Gene Lyons takes on ‘Fifty Shades of Gray,’ the Brian Williams mess, and more.

February 18, 2015
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Do Liberals Really Have A Free Speech Problem?

Progressives should think twice about encouraging groupthink.

February 4, 2015
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Finally, A Reason To Pay Attention To The Super Bowl

“Ballghazi” is much ado about nothing — and it’s working to perfection.

January 28, 2015
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Lessons From The ‘Modern Love’ Column

You probably shouldn’t take dating advice from the New York Times.

January 21, 2015
Rally in Paris honors attack victims

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Killings Will Backfire On Extremists

Terrorists tried to brutally divide France last week — but instead, they did the opposite.

January 14, 2015
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Veronica Rutledge And America’s Gun Cult

No gun death is horrific enough to make the “gun rights” crowd reexamine its obsession.

January 7, 2015
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Alan Gross, who was en route to the United States from Cuba, in the Oval Office, Dec. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Entering The Fourth Quarter, Obama Is At The Top Of His Game

The “lame duck” in the White House is getting an awful lot done — and making Republicans look foolish.

December 24, 2014
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True Believers Make Lousy Reporters

Gene Lyons explains how sloppy investigations damage progressive causes.

December 17, 2014
University of Virginia

No Defense For ‘Rolling Stone’ Mistakes

The magazine’s errors should shock every journalist in America.

December 10, 2014
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Sometimes A Tragedy Is Just A Tragedy

The facts have long since been forgotten in Ferguson.

December 3, 2014
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How Ferguson Became A Partisan Loyalty Test

Unsurprisingly, the facts of the Michael Brown case have been quickly forgotten.

November 26, 2014
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Don’t Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Like Dogs

Which pet is right for you? It’s complicated.

November 19, 2014
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The Animal House Republicans Take Control

Here’s what to expect from the Republican majorities in Congress.

November 12, 2014
Hillary Clinton stumps for Minnesota's Al Franken and Mark Dayton

Personality Politics And The Decline Of Political Journalism

The latest ridiculous attack against the Clintons speaks volumes about the problem with the media.

October 29, 2014

Stop Hillary? Not With These Mistakes (Or The Wisdom Of Dick Morris)

The latest attempted journalistic takedown of Hillary Clinton is rife with substantive errors.

October 27, 2014
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Ready For 2016? Too Bad

The media’s obsession with the 2016 campaign — and its “Clinton rules — are back with a vengeance.

October 22, 2014