The Top Story on Conservative Websites Is Not the Shutdown
October 01, 2013

On Tuesday, for the first time in 17 years, the U.S.

National Review Wages a Lonely War on the "War on Women"
September 23, 2013

Last year, to counter the notion that the GOP was waging a "war on women," National Review ran a piece titled "The War on Men," by editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez, who wrote, "I am deeply offended by what is being said about men," and went on to c

The Financial Times Wrote a Tina Brown Puff Piece. We've Annotated It.
September 18, 2013

John Gapper of The Financial Times has a story on Tina Brown which gives new meaning to the term "puff piece." The title, "Tina Brown Leaves Journalism in Her Wake," does an adequate job of summarizing the flavor of Gapper's article, which essentiall

Howard Kurtz Needs to Stop Begging Viewers to Tweet at Him
September 17, 2013

Perhaps the most notable feature of Howard Kurtz’s new Fox News show “Media Buzz” is how relentlessly it reminds us to tweet at it. “We wanna hear from you!” Kurtz said at the beginning of Sunday’s show. “Send me a tweet!

Navy Yard Shooting: “After a while, you just want it to stop, you know?”
September 16, 2013

By 10 a.m., police officers had given up trying to divert rubberneckers away from the Washington Navy Yard, a sprawling naval base where a gunman had opened fire in Building 197 at about 8:20 a.m.

Did Christine Quinn Lose the New York Mayoral Race Because of Sexism?
September 15, 2013

Everyone in the magazine business understands that sometimes you sell articles or blog posts by making them sound sexier than they actually are. However, there are some things that one should probably shy away from.

7 Smuggest Lines from Jonathan Franzen's Rant Against Smugness
September 13, 2013

Jonathan Franzen wouldn’t know irony if he tripped over it. Last year, he declared that “serious readers and writers, these are my people. And we do not like to yak about ourselves,” at a public reading. At a large university.

The Weird, Desperate World of Washington Post TV
September 12, 2013

It’s 2:06 pm on a Tuesday and Capitol Hill reporter Paul Kane is reporting from the Capitol building atrium for The Washington Post’s PostTV. Eyes panicked, Kane looks a bit like he has been kidnapped from his desk and pushed in front of the camera.

The New Truthers: Americans Who Deny Syria Used Chemical Weapons
September 11, 2013

Eager to forestall a U.S. intervention, Bashar al-Assad has agreed to relinquish his stockpile of chemical weapons—a stockpile that, until this week, he denied even possessing.

Ross Douthat Is Wrong. U.S. Policy in the Middle East Has Been Very Bad.
September 10, 2013

Responding to an interview with author Andrew Bacevich that he finds overly negative, The New York Times' Ross Douthat lays out his case for why American policy in the Middle East over the past 30-plus years has not been so bad.