The Russian Distraction

The Russian Distraction

I find the term “Fake News” off-putting, because so much of what we read nowadays isn’t exactly “fake” so much as it’s merely commentary pretending to be news.  Do we really care if Donald Trump once slept with a Playboy Bunny, for...
The Darwinism Of Allegations

The Darwinism Of Allegations

Claire Berlinski, a freelance journalist working in Paris, has written a thoughtful and well-written piece in The American Interest called The Warlock Hunt, on the recent cataract of sexual harassment accusations currently roiling the political landscape. The first...
The Comey Apocalypse

The Comey Apocalypse

Andrew Sullivan soiled himself awhile ago writing a dread harbinger of journalistic things to come in the form of a gargantuan article for New York Magazine. Not that it was a mediocre performance. Rhetorically, it was stellar. The political blogging icon lashed into...
“Be Nice To Trump Voters”

“Be Nice To Trump Voters”

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas Krystof indulged in a bit of rank heresy this morning, suggesting in a short piece that perhaps the time had come for The Resistance to offer an olive branch and — gasp! — be nice to Trump voters. Not make peace...
Twilight Of The Press?

Twilight Of The Press?

After a month of being insulted morning, noon and night by the American press, President Donald J. Trump celebrated his first month in office by holding a press conference in which he gave back as good as he got.  The press scurried to their word processors to report...