| 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.
| 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 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 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Rush Limbaugh gloated Wednesday. Rachel Maddow went the glass-half-full route - offering "straws to grasp," as the MSNBC host put it - by opening her show accentuating some of Tuesday's positive results for Democratic candidates and progressive causes....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Did you know Michael Brown was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn't using unjustified force, he...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Florida Medical Association’s opposition to the medical marijuana amendment on November’s ballot came as a surprise. You’d think doctors would be in favor of a relatively harmless method of alleviating pain and stimulating appetite...
| 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 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
| 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 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...