Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Supreme Court

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
free speech protest

Do Liberals Really Have A Free Speech Problem?

Progressives should think twice about encouraging groupthink.

February 4, 2015
Tom Brady press conference

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
date photo

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
Sig Sauer pistol

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
University of Virginia lawn

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
People gather at Canfield to pay respect

Sometimes A Tragedy Is Just A Tragedy

The facts have long since been forgotten in Ferguson.

December 3, 2014
Ferguson grand jury decision

How Ferguson Became A Partisan Loyalty Test

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

November 26, 2014
great pyrenees

Don’t Trust Anyone Who Doesn’t Like Dogs

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

November 19, 2014
Photo: Peter Stevens via Flickr

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
Hillary Clinton

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

Chicken Little Media Keeps Reaching New Lows

The world is scary enough without all of the disinformation.

October 15, 2014
Bill and Hillary Clinton

Whitewater Redux: ‘Serious Crimes,’ Vague Insinuations, And Real Facts

The latest revival of Whitewater omits the most critical facts about the pseudo-scandal.

October 8, 2014
Ebola poster

Freaking Out About Ebola Isn’t Helping

As usual, Fox News is leading the charge in the wrong direction.

October 8, 2014
Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton’s Bumbling Campaign Just Might Win

Tom Cotton has one saving grace in his bumbling Senate campaign: The cult of Fox News.

September 24, 2014
Obama 9-12

ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama’s lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements. It’s like awarding the Oscar before the movie’s released. But here’s the thing: If Obama […]

September 17, 2014
Basset Hound

Ode To A Basset Hound

We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down. Fred, however, could hear you alright. Sometimes, he’d even glance your way as he snuffled along a rabbit trail. But you […]

September 10, 2014
Ferguson 8-21

A Silver Lining From Ferguson

Almost the only heartening news out of Ferguson, Missouri came in a Washington Post report headlined “Nearly 6 in 10 African-Americans say Michael Brown shooting was ‘unjustified.’” According to the Post, while an opinion poll found that “64 percent of Americans overall said they didn’t have enough information” to form a strong opinion about the […]

September 3, 2014