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Shepard Smith Has Distinguished Himself

Two months ago, Shepard Smith was the subject of a Howard Kurtz profile that portrayed him as a total lightweight.
All of the journalists who are down in Louisiana and Mississippi right now are doing an incredible job, but Smith’s coverage has been extraordinary. I don’t think he’ll be underestimated again.
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Politics & Policy

The Blackface Party

I must have missed something: Was there some kind of all-hands white-people meeting at which we voted to kick the Democrats out? Elizabeth Warren, Rachel Dolezal, Beto O’Rourke — what’s up with all the ethnic play-acting? Isn’t cultural appropriation supposed to be a bad thing among progressives? Isn’t ... Read More
Film & TV

A Right-Wing Halloween

‘The world is not a dark and evil place,” insists an exasperated woman played by Judy Greer in Halloween. “It’s full of love and understanding!” I put the question to the class: Is she right? In the new film (not a reboot but a sequel that occurs 40 years after the events in the 1978 original and ... Read More