| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mitt Romney speaking in January: I also like the idea that people who are receving assistance -- welfare assistance -- have a responsibility of working. In my state we made good progress in that regard, following the days of the......
| Jun 12, 2012
The 1990 Italian film "Everybody's Fine" is one of the most depressing films I've ever seen. Starring the late Marcello Mastroianni, it's the story of an old man who tells his wife he's going to visit their grown kids. According to their letters the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Liberal media bias.
So incessant is this complaint from conservatives that the three words string together as one, like Holy Roman Empire. But like the old saw about that infamous regime being neither holy nor Roman nor an empire, liberal media bias...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The fracas Friday involving monologuist Mike Daisey and the public radio show "This American Life" is not just the latest scandal of a purported truth teller caught in at least an act of embellishment, if not an outright lie, but a double-barreled...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Let me tell you about the worst thing I ever did to my son. When he was 4, I took him to a small basement apartment in a Manhattanbrownstone. I then paid a man to give my son an intelligence test.
The test was an attempt to deliver my son from the...
| May 27, 2012
As life seems to slow to a snail’s pace during summer’s languorous days, it’s the perfect time to indulge in reading. Thrillers and spooky tales provide a particular chill on a torpid evening. Light and breezy reads are the perfect...
| May 29, 2012
| 5:47 AM
There are some things people who haven't served this country in the military should be real careful about. And one of them is opening their mouths on a national holiday dedicated to those who died serving this country to offer a freshman-level, ...
| Nov 11, 2012
Don't try to get Mitchell Kaplan to name just five must-see authors at this year's Miami Book Fair. For the co-founder of the 29-year-old event, it can't be done.
"You can't limit me," says Kaplan, who also serves as the fair's chairman, heads its...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Paul Ryan being selected as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate was big news late Friday night, and no one on television did a better job of covering it on the fly than MSNBC.
I can't believe I typed those words either. MSNBC had become such a joke in its...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Robert Gibbs, the former White House Press Secretary, has revealed that when he joined President Obama’s administration, he was told not to acknowledge the President’s drone program. Gibbs made this shocking revelation on MSNBC’s “...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Chris Hayes, an editor at large of The Nation and host of the talk show bearing his name on MSNBC, was raised in a working-class neighborhood but attended some of the most exclusive schools on the planet.
"I grew up in the Bronx," says the affable, 33-...