Kevin Mahnken

Billy Joel!?!?
The Kennedy Center Honors are a debauched sham
December 30, 2013

It's time to end the worst awards show in America

Scott Brown Is a Carpetbagger—and There's Nothing Wrong With That
Running in New Hampshire, and taking on a fatuous political tradition
December 11, 2013

Scott Brown Is Getting Ready to Run in New Hampshire—And Take On American Politics' Most Fatuous Tradition

All of These Famous People Visited Nelson Mandela's Tiny Prison Cell
December 06, 2013

Evo Morales, Beyonce, Tariq Aziz: Sooner or later, everyone visits Mandela's cell in Robben Island.

Four Frightening Charts About America's Struggling Lower-Middle Class
December 04, 2013

The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.

The Fox News Canon
A liberal-arts education from the conservative network's biggest stars
December 03, 2013

What would a liberal arts education look like from the conservative network's biggest stars? We built the bookshelf. 

Obama and Sebelius Still Can’t Decide Whether Healthcare.gov Is Ready
November 27, 2013

The only question is when the administration will decide to toss her.

Democrats Will Pay for Nuking the Filibuster. But They Would Have Paid, Anyway.
November 22, 2013

After today’s Senate vote to eliminate the use of the filibuster for presidential nominees (except for the Supreme Court), Mitch McConnell vowed revenge. Evoking the tragicomic specter of unified Republican control over government, the minority leade

The Ten Baddest Elizabeth Warren Clips Out There
November 10, 2013

As chronicled in Noam Scheiber's cover story this week, Elizabeth Warren's unapologetic populism and intellectual credentials have endeared her to those on the left looking for a champion.

Take the World War II Memorial—Please!
When the government reopens, shut this stuff down
October 15, 2013

If architecture is, as Goethe put it, frozen music, then which classical opus is suspended within the granite semicircle of Washington’s National World War II memorial?

Why Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s New Miniseries About Civil Rights Matters More Than Ever
October 14, 2013

There was a Dickensian mood at the National Press Club when, on a stormy Wednesday last week, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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