Chris Matthews Retires

The longtime talking head is the latest poster boy for #MeToo. And mandatory retirement.

Are Our Critics and Commentators too White?

Should the pundit class look more like America?

The State Of The Union Address Is Unnecessary and Irrelevant

Do yourself a favor and skip the State Of The Union Address tonight. You won’t be missing anything important.

Trump Caught on Tape Being Trump, Shocking Trump Supporters

An 11-year-old tape of the Republican nominee making misogynistic comments should surprise no one.

John McLaughlin, McLaughlin Group Host, Dead At 89

A precursor to modern cable political news with an interesting past has passed away at the age of 89.

Donald Trump: Women Who Get Abortions Should Be ‘Punished’

Donald Trump takes opposition to abortion to a new, extreme, level.

The Eric Garner Case Is About Excessive Force And Unequal Justice, Not Cigarette Taxes

While conservatives have been generally as appalled as others with the news out of Staten Island, some of them are looking in the wrong place for blame.

Judging Presidents (and Thinking about Institutions)

Because sometimes poorly contructed observations can set a fellow to writing.

A 2013 Reading Guide: Challenge Yourself

For the New Year, how about challenging your ideas just a little bit?

Pot Calls The Kettle Hack

Alex Pareene’s annual hack list omits an obvious candidate: Alex Pareene.

Conservative Media Bubble

If you’re a white Southerner who gets most of his information from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, you probably don’t know a lot of people who voted for Barack Obama.

Romney Won The Debate, But Will It Matter?

Mitt Romney won the debate last night, but it’s not at all clear that this will matter at all.

Running Out Of Angry White Guys

Lindsey Graham: “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

White House Press Corps Bristles As Obama Limits Access

It’s been two months since the President has taken questions from the reporters who cover him.

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MSNBC Abandoning Its Non-Existent Neutrality Pose

Forbes media critic Jeff Bercovici is a bit late spotting a trend.

Civil Rights Group Alleges Discrimination By Chick-Fil-A Because Of Dan Cathy’s Opinion

The latest round of the Chick-fil-A controversy is perhaps the most absurd yet.

Wisconsin Recall Was A Bad Night For Cable News

None of the cable news networks did particularly well last night.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Geek Squad Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Why Are People Mad At Rush Limbaugh When Liberals You’ve Never Heard of Are Jerks, Too?

Is it fair to single out the most powerful man in radio’s commentary for attention?

Chris Matthews Writes His Own Books

“I would never let anybody write something for me,” Matthews says. “Why do you think I’m like that? It’s amazing to me that you think I’m some lightweight, glib bullshit artist that has somebody do his work for him. The writing is the hard part, the composition.”

Brent Bozell: Christine O’Donnell a Buffoon

Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center and founder of CNS News, calls Christine O’Donnell’s walking off the set of Piers Morgan was “beyond indefensible. It was downright bizarre.”

Ron Paul Says He Would Have Voted Against The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Thanks to an appearance on Hardball we’ve got another story about a 47 year old law.

Cable News Viewership Down Across The Board

Fewer Americans are watching cable news networks, and that’s not surprising.

Michele Bachmann “Leaning Toward” Presidential Run

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is beginning to more like a real candidate for President. She won’t win, but she will be entertaining.

Bachmann v. Hensarling A Microcosm Of Internal GOP Battles

The race between Jeb Hensarling and Michelle Bachmann for Chair of the House GOP Conference is a microcosm for a battle that is likely to take place within the GOP for the next two years.

Birther Pains