Plagiarized News Reports

Another journalist has been fired for a cardinal sin.

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

Meanwhile, In The Rest Of The Russian Empire…

Putin must be worrying about losing what little empire he has built.

Merriman Smith ‘Canceled’ Posthumously

A man most have never heard of is being reassessed more than a half-century after his death.

Putin Doesn’t Care About Today

An incredibly isolated Russian leader is not interested in running the country.

Putin Threatens Ukrainian Statehood

A remarkable display of blaming the victim (by the victimizer).

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

Jim Angle, 1946-2022

The veteran journalist and Fox News original is gone at 75.

Mayberry and White America

When life doesn’t imitate art.

Nobody Watches Cable News

A media critic argues we pay outsized attention to the goings-on at Fox, MSNBC, and CNN.

Biden, the FARC, and Domestic Politics

The Biden admin is about to take a demilitarized group off the terrorist list and some people aren’t happy about it.

Tab Clearing

Some stories worth your time.

Max Cleland, 1942-2021

The Vietnam War hero and one-term Georgia Senator has died at 79.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Milley and Woodward Revisited

A follow-up to yesterday’s analysis.

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

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The Bizarre Economics of Media

Not everyone is losing money.

Joseph Galloway, 1941-2021

A legendary journalist is gone.

“Why do Liberals Hate Orban?” is not the Right Question

The right questions are: 1) why do some some on the right like him, and 2) should this concern us all?

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

Nicholas Kristof Is Exploring a Run for Oregon Governor

The two-time Pulitzer winner is considering a career change.

The Master’s Degree Scam

Most aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

How Critical Race Theory Suddenly Hit the Mainstream

A pandemic and the rise of Zoom meetings unleashed an academic theory into the wild.

Working From Home and Polarization

Yet another thing driving Americans apart.

Nikole Hannah-Jones Suing for Tenure at Place She Doesn’t Work

A truly bizarre controversy at Chapel Hill.

When Will We Get Back to Normal?

A veteran health reporter says the end is near. But there’s a huge caveat.

Reflections on Reflecting

An artist engages with her critic.

Damon Weaver Dead at 23

The budding journalist interviewed President Obama as an 11-year-old.

How Long Should the Dead Rule?

Should wills have an expiration date?

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden Declares Armenian Genocide a Genocide

The President has overturned decades of US foreign policy and alienated a NATO ally for, well, reasons.

Andrew Yang, Mayor of New York City?

Would a woman with his credentials be taken seriously?

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

Manchin Supports Tax Hike for Infrastructure

While progressives in the party are often frustrated with the West Virginia Senator, he is demonstrating yet again that he’s no Republican.

United States Less Democratic Than it Used to Be

Multiple indicators point to a decline in the representativeness of the American system.

Biden Punishing Russia but Not Saudi Arabia

The fecklessness of U.S. human rights policy in full display.

NYT Fires Star Pandemic Reporter Don McNeil

The veteran journalist was ousted after a staff backlash over the use of racial slurs.

Gridlock is not a Feature, it is a Bug

Gridlock doesn’t mean government stops. It just shifts who is governing.

‘Anonymous’ Still Anonymous

Some guy you never heard of is the guy.

NY Post Agitprop

Rudy Giuliani and a hack tabloid are trying to revive the Burisma story.

Rethinking the 1619 Project

Great journalism can result in lousy history.

President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Trump at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a press conference Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, N.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump Knew COVID Was Far More Dangerous Than He Was Telling the Public

The President admits that he intentionally downplayed the threat posed by the epidemic.

Andrew Sullivan’s Complicated Legacy

The one-time wunderkind, blogging pioneer, and same-sex marriage champion is now on the outs.

Portland Mayor Tear-Gassed

Federal agents deployed nonlethal force against peaceful demonstrators.

It’s Not ‘Absurd’ that Colleges are Charging Full Tuition

Online instruction is an inferior product. But it’s more expensive to deliver.

Shepard Smith to Anchor CNBC Newscast

The longtime Fox News host has re-emerged at an unusual spot.

‘COVID Parties’ are Bullshit

Some incredibly thin reporting about a story that is almost certainly made up.

Amy Klobuchar Withdraws from Race She Wasn’t In

The Senator from Minnesota is no longer a candidate for Vice President.

New York Times and the Outrage Mob

The newspaper of record radically altered a column and then misrepresented it.

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.