| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Greetings, Republican overlords, and congratulations on your momentous midterm mashing of those pesky Democrats.
Tuesday's election was not just a GOP wave, it was a conservative tsunami, a liberal-ectomy, a Rip-Roarin' Republican Rampage™. It was...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Matthew Modine has come on board Jen Senko's political documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad" as a narrator and producer.
The film details the effects of right-wing TV and radio on Senko's father Frank, who became estranged from his family after he...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
You can't handle the truth.
There is a temptation to take that line from Jack Nicholson -- snarled at Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men" -- as the moral of the story, the lesson to be learned from a new study on trustworthiness and the news media.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:46 AM
My post asking why people hate President Barack Obama certainly produced some strong responses.
One point I was making is that the fury directed at Obama will be studied by historians in years to come. Those historians just have to look at the Internet....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Vogue abbreviations in textspeak don't usually intrigue me, but a few days ago Word Spy wrote about one that caught my eye: JOMO.
JOMO stands for "Joy of Missing Out," defined thus: "The pleasure derived from no longer worrying about missing out on what...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Anyone who closely follows American politics runs the risk of becoming inured to the role that money plays in the process. Even before the Supreme Court's infamous —and somewhat misunderstood — ruling in Citizens United, the amount of money in...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide.
He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Die-hard liberals and down-the-line conservatives have segregated themselves into strikingly different news universes, relying on sources of information that often reinforce their views and discussing politics mostly with others of like minds, according...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:03 PM
When it comes to getting information on politics and government, Fox News has a far greater hold on conservatives than any single media outlet has on liberals.
That’s one of the finding of a new survey by the Pew Research Center, and I suspect...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:08 AM
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax.
Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United...