Damon Weaver Dead at 23

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

Philip Mountbatten, 1921-2021

Queen Elizabeth’s husband has died two months shy of his 100th birthday.

Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

The actor best known for his roles as Jackie Robinson and Black Panther has been lost to cancer.

The TV Doctors and the Problem of Cable “News”

Cable news “experts” frequently aren’t.

Future Debates Likely To Have Fewer Participants

Future debates among the 2020 Democratic candidates are likely to have fewer participants. That’s a good thing.

Bernie Sanders Is The Big Loser In Latest New Hampshire Polls

Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire Primary by a huge margin in 2016. This time, he’s slipping in the polls as other candidates rise ahead of him.

Norah O’Donnell Latest to Fill Walter Cronkite’s Chair

Anchoring of CBS Evening News is not what it used to be.

Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg Come Under Fire On Second Night Of Democratic Debates

WIth the top two candidates in the race on the same stage, the second night of the first Democratic debate was much feistier than the first night.

Sexist Coverage of Beto O’Rourke?

Would a similarly-situated woman be getting such over-the-top coverage?

For Now, Obama Is Staying On The 2020 Sidelines

For now,former President Obama is staying on the sidelines in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Cory Booker Enters Democratic Presidential Field

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is the latest entrant into the race for the 2020 Democratic Nomination.

No ‘Blue Wave’ But Democrats Retake House

The 2018 midterms were mostly about Donald Trump. The results were idiosyncratic.

Days After Condoning Wearing Blackface, Megyn Kelly Is Out At NBC

Just days after appearing to condone donning blackface in the style of a 19th Century minstrel show, Megyn Kelly is out at NBC News.

Jonathan Franzen is Not Fine with It

The White Male Great American Literary Novelist for the 21st Century is not a fan of modern realities.

Joe Biden 2020?

Will Joe Biden be ‘tan, rested, and ready’ enough to take on 2020?

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Chaos Continues As Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws

The President’s choice for Labor Secretary withdrew his name from consideration yesterday, but this is just the latest example of what has been a transition that has largely consisted of fumble after fumble by the Trump team.

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Author, And Human Rights Advocate, Dies At 87

A man who survived great horrors to become a tireless witness for truth and advocate for human rights has passed away.

Trump Comes In Second, Tied With Pope, In ‘Most Admired Man’ Poll

Donald Trump is in second place, and tied, with Pope Francis, in a poll asking Americans to name the person they most admired in 2015.

Lance Armstrong: Cheater, Liar

Lance Armstrong finally confessed something pretty much everyone assumed was true.

Clint Eastwood Channels James Stockdale

After three days of buildup to a “mystery speaker,” the closing night of the Republican convention featured a rambling performance by Clint Eastwood and an empty chair.

Do Americans Really Want A President Who “Feels Our Pain”?

We need a lot less fake empathy in politics.

Chris Christie And Other Weighty Issues

Chris Christie’s weight has become a political concern, apparently.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver Separate

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have announced their separation after 25 years of marriage.

Glenn Beck Leaving FOX News

Glenn Beck will leave his Fox News show in December.

WSJ Drops Honorifics For Sports Pages

The Wall Street Journal is joining the modern era and dropping the practice of referring to people as “Mr.” and “Ms.” But only on the sports pages.

Moast Loathesome Americans

The Beast has released its The 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010, which I gather is supposed to be amusing rather than taken seriously.

Most Admired Man and Woman 2010

President Obama and Hillary Clinton top Gallup’s lists of Most Admired Americans.

Stewart Rally Bigger Than Beck Rally?

215,000 people attended the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” compared to 87,000 for “Restoring Honor.” Even if you believe the numbers, they don’t tell us much.

Oprahturfing

Jim Treacher has coined a new term, Oprahturfing, to describe wealthy celebrities funding attendance at political rallies. While clever, the concept of “Astroturfing” is being misused by both sides.

Andy Griffith Down 25 Points

Beloved comedian and character actor Andy Griffith’s popularity in his home state has plummeted since making commercials endorsing ObamaCare and some Democratic candidates.

Grading on a curve

Twitter Quitters