The Campaign Spot

Glen Johnson vs. Mitt Romney

In this exchange at a Staples, AP reporter Glen Johnson is factually right — if Romney doesn’t have lobbyists running his campaign, he has them as unpaid “senior advisers” —  but strikingly snippy. Romney’s press guy Eric Fehrnstrom takes him to task for being unprofessional, and I generally think it’s a bad idea for campaign correspondents to yell out objections during a candidate’s remarks.

Okay, I admit, when Code Pink protesters disrupted the NRA candidate forum, I did yell, “taser her.” But that was an effort to the other, higher-caliber options for dealing with disruptive folks at their events…

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Politics & Policy

Kat Timpf Chased Out of Brooklyn Bar

Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media. Timpf, who has twice previously been harassed while socializing in New York City, first described ... Read More
Film & TV

The Dan Crenshaw Moment

Given the spirit of our times, things could have gone so differently. On November 3, when Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson mocked Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch, saying he looked like a “hit man in a porno movie” — then adding, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever” — it was a ... Read More
U.S.

The Present American Revolution

The revolution of 1776 sought to turn a colony of Great Britain into a new independent republic based on constitutionally protected freedom. It succeeded with the creation of the United States. The failed revolution of 1861, by a slave-owning South declaring its independence from the Union, sought to bifurcate ... Read More
Elections

Florida’s Shame, and Ours

Conspiracy theories are bad for civic life. So are conspiracies. I wonder if there is one mentally normal adult walking these fruited plains -- even the most craven, abject, brain-dead partisan Democrat -- who believes that what has been going on in Broward County, Fla., is anything other than a brazen ... Read More