James Fallows’s Hyper-Silly Defense

I took James Fallows to task for his double standard in excoriating former Vice President Dick Cheney for Cheney’s critical comments about President Obama despite having remained silent when former ...

James Fallows’s Double Standard

James Fallows of The Atlantic, terribly concerned about appropriate public discourse from former high-ranking public officials, writes this: I am not aware of a case of a former president or vice ...

Beating Jonah to the Punch . . .

A story by Politico’s John Harris includes this line: Both Maureen Dowd in The New York Times and Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post have likened him to Star Trek’s Dr. Spock. For ...

A Monday 101

In every important public debate, many myths rise up. Some of them are factual mistakes; others are based on false premises. Whichever is the case, there is a need to ...

Objectively, Ayn Rand Was a Nut

According to Politico.com, Ayn Rand — the subject of two new biographies, one of which is titled Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right — is “having ...

Good for the Soul

My wife Cindy and I got away from politics and parenting last night to attend a wonderful event at the Kennedy Center: the Apollo Ensemble, one of Europe’s leading baroque ...

Krauthammer in Der Spiegel

Here’s a link to an interview Der Spiegel did with Charles Krauthammer, described by the magazine as “the leading voice of America’s conservative intellectuals,” in which Krauthammer discusses Presidents Obama ...

With Malice Toward Cheney

If you want to witness a massacre on television, take at look at this debate on MSNBC’s Morning Joe between Joe Scarborough and Lawrence O’Donnell over Dick Cheney, Iraq, and weapons of ...

Bad News for Obama

The most recent Fox News poll contains several interesting data points: *Only “43 percent of voters say that they would vote to re-elect President Obama if the 2012 election were held ...

Cohen Mocks

Here’s the Washington Post’s liberal columnist, Richard Cohen mocking the decision to award Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. That is exactly the right approach to take: mockery. The decision ...