Ted Cruz is running for president. I want to say a quick word about political predictions and political analysis.
I sometimes get e-mails that say, “Your boy Cruz can’t win.” Or “Jeb can’t win.” They are cocksure, these …
No, The Interview Is Not Like Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Crowded Theater
The MSNBC host Touré — who has made his share of controversial statements in the past — asked his guest moments ago whether Sony Pictures’ making The Interview amounted to “shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.” He later asked if …
Bloomberg: The Real Threat with North Korea Is U.S. Overreaction
The editors at Bloomberg have identified the real threat in the controversy over The Interview and North Korea’s hack attack: American overreaction.
Like so many Hollywood movies, North Korea’s offensive against Sony Pictures Entertainment could end badly — which is …
How Much Did the State Department Consult on The Interview?
A disturbing wrinkle in the controversy over the comedic film The Interview:
CEO Michael Lynton showed a rough cut of the movie to U.S. officials before moving ahead. Now hackers are threatening to bomb any theater that shows it.
How Far Is North Korea Willing to Go to Derail a Critical Movie?
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
Just How Far Is North Korea Willing to Go to Derail a Critical Movie?
Up until now, the hacking of Sony Pictures — suspected to be the work of North Korea, in …
Cue Rockwell’s ‘I Always Feel Like . . . Somebody’s Watching Me!’
Today’s Morning Jolt, the last of the week, features an unexpected Republican speaker at the Davos World Economic Forum, the problem with the mostly enjoyable new action film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and a feeling somebody’s watching Marco Rubio.
Dennis Rodman, the Kissinger of Our Time
The first Morning Jolt of the week features some good news on the search for a cure for AIDS, a few recommendations on folks to keep an eye on in the political online world, and then this… utterly bizarre bit …
Jimmy Carter, Increasingly Beyond Parody
From the last Morning Jolt of the week . . .
Cam and I talked about this a bit last night — he’s shocked that Jimmy Carter went to North Korea and accused the United States of abusing North Koreans’ …
Waking Up to North Korea’s Growing Threat
In many ways North Korea has the psychology of a spoiled child. But where a child throws tantrums, North Korea threatens to throw nuclear weapons. Incidents from the past few years, whether artillery strikes or torpedo attacks, demonstrate its continuing …
The North Korean Hacking Threat Hits Close to Home
Featured in the last Morning Jolt of the week:
The North Korean Hacking Threat Is Closer Than You Think
The latest news out of North Korea is outrageous, and I’ve just about had it with this — BZZZZT #*%#&$^#($*
How Many Americans Are Being Held Hostage Overseas?
A point in today’s Jolt spotlighting further#…#
To get Bowe Bergdahl back, the United States took five of the worst captured killers in Guantanamo Bay and released them to Qatar. To get the release of Alan Gross, an American aid …
Pyongyang Defeats Hollywood
No getting around it in today’s Jolt; the middle of the week turned deeply depressing, quickly. Besides the Cuba news, North Korea now enjoys veto power over what’s playing at your neighborhood movie theater:
Pyongyang Defeats Hollywood
Elsewhere in “Unconditional …
Fake Standards In the Sony Hack
While stolen information from the Sony hack continues to fill editorial holes around the country, the theft of a reported 100 terabytes of information by criminals apparently working for the dictator Kim Jong-Un has raised two very important questions.
First, is …
Fluff Stories Conveniently Distract from the Government Failures Around Us
From today’s Morning Jolt…
Forget the Rest of the World; President Personally Calls Some Athlete You Never Heard Of Before
Hey, remember North Korea? They’re detaining a U.S. citizen.
Unless the Syrian rebels figured out some way to …
North Korea Blows Up Chance to Dominate the News Cycle
The last Morning Jolt of the week features polling news and more Rosen, but begins with last night’s big news . . .
North Koreans Launch New Three-Stooge Rocket
I love it when “Korean Peninsula Tensions” stories turn out like …