Charlie Sheen is basically Sarah Palin. (For one, they're both way more famous since becoming sort of unemployed.) That's why, feeling complicit as a writer on the internet in the national obsession with Palin -- who Sheen is temporarily the new, more pure version of (in a drug sense) -- I de ... More >>
By one man at least: Dana Milbank of the Washington Post used his column space at the end of last week as an opportunity for mild self-flagellation, admitting that since the 2008 election, he has written about Sarah Palin in 42 column and in "dozens more blog posts, Web chats, and TV and radi ... More >>
Two years ago, conservatives were on the ropes. But the GOP victories in last month's elections have them dreaming big again. They're back to talking about destroying the Democrats once and for all. Even Newt Gingrich is talking about running for President in 2012, which shows how general the optimi ... More >>
How I questioned an imam's motives and broke Tom Robbins's heart
Washington Post reporter Mike Wise was just suspended for a month because he Tweeted out a "fake scoop" about -- ironically -- the suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The offending Tweet?
Dana Milbank's Sunday column in the Washington Post tackles a prickly pear cactus of a political issue: not just the Tea Party, but the connection between the amorphous political group and Nazism, specifically Hitler allusions and imagery. "Radical leaders prey on the fearful & naïve," reads ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post's conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned. This was following the leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller. The emails were ... More >>
It's that magical time of year again when the uppity nerds of Columbia University bestow upon the people their picks for this year's Best Writing Stuff. And we're going to attempt to add some context to these proceedings as they happen. So, here, we're live-blogging the Pulitzer Prizes. Unfor ... More >>
One of the many pitfalls for Barack Obama and his handlers is the tendency to be too cute by half -- think of that cotton candy Greek temple erected on Invesco Field in Denver for the winning candidate's acceptance speech last summer. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank makes a good case today that t ... More >>
Screw the public. We need you to bail out the press by staying in office.
Will Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the clothes horse race?
Hmmm . . . Maybe the Washington Post would be good . . . (Via the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life) As the political race for the 2008 election heats up, so does the corollary battle between the New York Times' and the Washington Post's political desks. The latest salvo has been the Post's sn ... More >>
Welcome to Bushland, but first put on your wading boots
Beatification begins for Benedict as soon as the cameras start to roll
Koppel Says Yes to Military Censorship in Iraq