| 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
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:24 PM
By most conventional measures of a campaign's strength, Newt Gingrich has no business being a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
Consider the following:
- Gingrich only this week opened a full-time campaign office in Iowa, the...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Here's another $10,000 wager for which Mitt Romney won't find many takers: We bet the public is disappointed with the choices for president of the United States in 2012. That's a pretty remarkable circumstance given that the general election is still...
| Dec 27, 2011
I've made a disturbing discovery: I am a member of the conservative "establishment." I felt like Michael Douglas at the end of "Falling Down": "I'm the bad guy?"
For the last few years, the rank and file of the GOP and the conservative movement have...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 1:15 PM
In 2009, FAMILY GUY earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, making it only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. Since its debut in 1999, the animated series has attracted an...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Sarah Palin's political action committee raised more than $1.6 million in the first half of the year, it announced Thursday.
The federal PAC spent nearly the same amount -- $1,591,520 -- in the same period. Of that, $65,000 went to candidates and...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
George Zimmerman's new attorney, Hal Uhrig, has come out swinging. Less than 72 hours after announcing he was on the defense team, he's done interviews on CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox network, and he's aggressively pushing this message: George Zimmerman is a...