In August, a Republican majority-leader-turned-lobbyist took to the public with his health care message — and he was derided as a paid shill.
In October, a different Republican majority-leader-turned-lobbyist went public with his health care message — and he was hailed as a bipartisan statesman. Read More
This is very exciting. Since the advent of the Internet, everyone has been wondering: “Whither journalism?” Now we know!
As in the past, journalism will bestride the land in order to rake muck, speak truth to power and act as a kind of external conscience for those in power.
By “those in power,” I obviously don’t mean the politicians and bureaucrats who man the great levers of government. Bo-ring. Read More
Just when it seems congressional Republicans have finally gotten the message about standing on principle before grasping for power, they go and pull a Dede Scozzafava. Read More
Harold Meyerson is right in his Sept. 30 Washington Post column. But he doesn’t understand why. Free-market economists do theorize about a world that doesn’t exist. Read More
‘Macho Again” is the name of a race horse, one upon which President Barack Obama seems unlikely to bet. Likewise for Fareed Zakaria, who praised Obama’s resolve to reset his song in the key of humility by being kinder and meeker in foreign affairs. Read More
Immigration has temporarily faded as a hot-button issue, for the moment overshadowed by health care reform. Expect it to return to attention, not least because of the scale of our current immigrant population. Read More
If some commentators had their way, the conservative movement would toss out the raucous “tea party” people and remake itself as a gaggle of eggheads. We would be fools to do so. Here’s why: Read More
Michael Moore’s new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” boldly asserts that capitalism is evil. The film even features several priests that call capitalism anti-Christian for failing to protect the poor. Au contraire: I have spent my whole life as a dedicated member of the church, and I am currently using the power of capitalism to serve the poor.
Extra-liberal Seattle’s rejection of a plastic bag tax should give pause to the coercive utopians who have initiated bag tax proposals around the country.
In Washington, D.C., in spite of a poorly written measure, the City Council recently passed a 5-cent tax per plastic bag. Read More
Chicago and the Olympics weren’t a great mix from the start — sort of like holding an international gathering of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Guinness St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Read More