| Nov 11, 2012
Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Steve Almond has done some fairly stupid things in his lifetime. He played the Violent Femmes' “Add It Up” while DJ'ing a summer-camp dance filled with 6-year-olds. (Need you be reminded, that's the song in which Gordon Gano asks, “Why...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The liberal group Media Matters for America is going after Fox News for what it charges is its failure to challenge U.S. Rep. Allen West's claims for why he isn't conceding defeat in his election contest with Democrat Patrick Murphy.
Media Matters says:...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:47 PM
I didn't plan to write about ESPN's telecast of the Maryland-Duke game. After a day of wrestling with a controversial post on Fox News anointing Dr. Benjamin Carson the new darling of the right on Sean Hannity's smarmy show, I just wanted some sports...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:35 PM
"I personally believe whoever wins that straw poll, they will be the next president of the United States." — Gov.Rick Scott.
President Herman Cain?
Hey, never question Scott's impeccable political acumen.
I've watched the Republican debate and I'...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:00 PM
This fall, cable's Fox News Channel celebrates its 15th anniversary, having launched on Oct. 7, 1996. FNC is known for such opinion commentators as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, but most of the broadcast day is taken up with news reporting.
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Nicole Scherzinger of "The X Factor" on Fox
Q: Considering how many talent shows you have aced, do you have a real affinity with the contestants?
A: I truly relate to them. It is the same audition process. "Popstars" is how I got my start, and I just...
| May 11, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Now, it's official. Newt Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman who became the first Republican speaker of the House in decades in 1995, announced Wednesday afternoon his candidacy for president in 2012.
"I believe we can return America to hope and...
| May 12, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Jon Stewart unloaded on Fox News during Wednesday night’s “The Daily Show,” not only with satirical criticism of the network’s outrage over Chicago rapper Common visiting the White House, but with his own freestyle rap:
| May 12, 2011
| 12:58 PM
A couple days ago, I pointed out on this blog that rapper Common isn't the monster some Republicans are making him out to be. In fact, he has lyrics that many conservatives could agree with, such as those that make the case for a pro-life world view. ...