Yes, TIME Magazine Thinks Americans Are Stupid.

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Lie All You Want, But Be Civil About It

I could not agree more with Greg Sargent’s take on Mark Halperin’s “indefinite suspension” from MSNBC for saying, on Morning Joe, that Pres. Obama is “kind of a dick.” I’m sorry, but this is crazy. Halperin’s crack was crude and dumb, but it doesn’t deserve indefinite...

Michele Bachmann IS a Flake, and Chris Wallace Should Not Have Apologized

Look, a candidate for President of the United States who tells audiences that the Lion King is a gay conspiracy; or that hundreds of scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, believe in intelligent design; or that Iraq looks like the Mall of America, deserves to be called a flake, and Wallace should not...

The So-Called Liberal Media, Redux

This is the opening of a four-page New York Times article by James Glanz and John Markoff: The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting...

It’s Experiment Time

I have been paying attention to the political news stories this week and one thing is sticking in my craw. I do not understand the logic that allows Republican voters to support what seem to me to be the outrageous legislative behavior of their chosen leaders. Three Republican moves in particular have me...

24 Hour Conservative News Comes to Canada

Moving from the U.S. to Canada was a bit of a news media shock to say the least. Coming from a place where 24 hour news began in earnest back in the early 90’s with CNN and is now dominated by the likes of FoxNEWS and MSNBC, watching Canadian national news feels more like watching a local affiliate...