A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.
The Great Satirical-News Scam of 2014
June 05, 2014
Websites like The Daily Currant and National Report are cashing in on readers' gullibility and knee-jerk outrage.
So Long, Jay Carney
May 30, 2014
A farewell to Obama's outgoing press secretary.
The NSA leaker thinks he's above the law.
The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.
The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates's Modest Demand
May 21, 2014
We can debate reparations all we want. But we can't decide whether to make reparations until we know exactly what doing so would entail.
May 20, 2014
Why do I still watch?
A writer for NPR makes a bold argument—but without the necessary facts.
Jill Abramson's Firing Shows the Insidious New Way Sexism Happens in the Modern Workplace
May 16, 2014
This is what makes today’s sexism so tricky: It’s about feelings and impressions created by women’s behavior, not red lines drawn between men and women.
In 2011, this reporter clobbered her in print for a rambling, awkward answer. Today, she doesn't talk much to people like him.