Michael Kinsley

A Q&A With Jill Abramson

The Times' top editor on mean bosses, liberal biases, and the demise of the Washington Post

The Times' top editor on Mean Bosses, Liberal Biases, and the Demise of the Washington Post

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My Plan for the National Tribune

Because competition is healthy

Because competition is healthy. 


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Just How Much Marijuana Will Bureaucrats Allow in a Legal Pot Brownie?

Washington state's reefer regulatory madness

Regulation : Pot :: Herding : Cats

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What Anthony Weiner Didn't Say

I'm Gonna Keep on Sexting!

NEW YORK—At a hastily called news conference, former Rep. Anthony Weiner conceded that he kept on sending smutty messages and pictures of his penis to women whose acquaintance he had not previously made even after he had been exposed, after he had apologized publicly for it, after he had promised to stop, and after he had resigned from Congress as a consequence.  

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Almost exactly ten years ago, I was on an airplane, and had the good luck to be seated next to a very distinguished, highly regarded United States senator. (Hi ho the glamorous life!) This man was a senator of the sort that they don’t make anymore. He collected honorary degrees the way other people collect stamps. He was the object of secret scorn and public praise by the young Turks of his party. Many people thought he should have been Secretary of State. He probably thought so himself. He certainly looked the part—perhaps not as much as the current holder of the job, but it was close.

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“Plug these leaks,” says the improbable print headline over this morning’s lead editorial in the Washington Post. Sub-headline: “Prosecuting Edward Snowden is less important than keeping him from revealing more secrets.” Snowden, dismissively identified as a “fugitive contractor,” seems to have left his job at the National Security Agency with more than one zip drive up his sleeve.

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The last time the Supreme Court took a crack at affirmative action was ten years ago, in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Grutter and Gratz left a trail of confused logic and irrelevancy.

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a film company, Fox Searchlight, should have paid its interns instead of expecting them to work for free.

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Whatever gave Edward Snowden the idea that he could decide for himself what National Security Agency documents and data could be made public? In fact, it’s more brazen than that: Snowden claims the right to overrule the agency and decide for himself even after the agency has decided that certain information should remain secret.

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See Something, Say Nothing

We are all suspicious now

We are all suspicious now.

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