Timothy Noah

Obama Has Plenty To Do In His Second Term
September 09, 2012

Please ignore David Brooks and Ross Douthat when they say Obama has nothing to do in his second term. He's got plenty.

Obama’s Speech Was Too Much of a Humblebrag
September 07, 2012

Obama's speech was effortful, uninspiring, and humblegragging.

Closing the God Gap
September 06, 2012

The Democrats can close the God Gap tonight. Here's how.

Clinton is Better Than Obama at Explaining Why Obama is Better Than Clinton
September 06, 2012

Obama's a better president than Clinton, but Clinton's better at explaining why.

Washington Times: Messiah? Who, Moon?
September 04, 2012

The other obits all said Rev. Moon called himself the messiah. Why did his own Washington Times leave that out?

This Should Be Obama’s Answer to ‘Are You Better Off?’
September 04, 2012

Why it's legitimate to ask whether Americans are better off, and how Obama should answer.

Pas Devant Les Enfants, Tampa: Word Cloud Edition
August 31, 2012

What a word-cloud search tells you about the topics (or at least words) Romney got the GOP to avoid in Tampa.

Romney’s Climate Change Nihilism
August 31, 2012

Romney's snipe at Obama last night was meant to assure conservatives that only losers care about global warming.

Whatever Happened To Tax Cuts?
August 30, 2012

Has the GOP relegated talk of tax cuts to quiet rooms?

Hey, GOP: Watch Your Back With Matthew Scully
August 30, 2012

Memo to Romney-Ryan speechwriters John McConnell, Lindsay Hayes, and Stuart Stevens: Watch your back around this guy Matthew Scully! Scully, who with McConnell is credited with writing Paul Ryan’s crowd-pleasing convention speech, is a former White House speechwriter and author of a well-regarded book, Dominion, that urges humans to show greater respect for the animal kingdom. The animal Scully most emulates is the black widow spider.