Since the 2012 Presidential election, conservatives have been trying to think up ways to revive their movement. Last week a number of them approached the subject, including George F. Will (basically you're doing great don't change anything), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (basically you're doing g ... More >>
Recently at The Week, rightwing author Michael K. Lewis penned a provocative column called "The culture war is over, and conservatives lost." He was echoing what many rightbloggers have been saying since the recent election -- that after two consecutive victories by the Kenyan Pretender, conservativ ... More >>
The election's Tuesday, and the whole political blogosphere is one endless screaming rah-rah for one candidate or another. We advise against all direct contact with it from now till next weekend.
The preemptive victory dances of the left blogosphere are, as we never tire of paraphrasing Jed Leland, ... More >>
The more Mitt Romney refuses to provide his tax returns except for 2010 and 2011 (the latter is forthcoming), the more editorialists are foaming at the mouth about the shady absurdity of his evasions under pressure.
Here are some highlights of what's been written.
(Feel free to read this, then wri ... More >>
Maybe it's because of the holidays, but we're learning to stop worrying and love Newtmentum.
Amazingly, the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich looks like the front-runner in the Republican Presidential race. This delights rightbloggers who enjoy Gingrich's cantankerous style. But it's not a ... More >>
It's the time of year for that oddest subgenre of sportswriting, the "Football vs. Baseball" column. Pro football, of course, always wins in these debates, largely because they're argued along the only terms that sportswriters know: television ratings.
First out of the gate is David Steele on A ... More >>
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter.
Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
"Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
With some smart-ass New York Jew
And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
Well, he may be a fool but he's our fool..."
-- Randy Newman, "Rednecks"
Last week, fresh from winning the GOP nomination for Senator Jim ... More >>
Atlantic Yards Report reproduces a notice that says, starting on February 1, stretches of Pacific Street and Fifth Avenue within the footprint will be "permanently closed," presumably in preparation for work on the Ratner megacomplex at Atlantic Yards.
Dan Goldstein of Develop Don't Destroy Bro ... More >>
Mark Halperin's and John Heilemann's new book Game Change about the 2008 Presidential campaign is full of hilarious revelations. Among these is the news that Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid listed among Barack Obama's electoral advantages that he was "light skinned" and had "no Neg ... More >>
The press in other places have discovered the Mayor's pet Atlantic Yards project, with a scathing AP piece on the human cost of eminent domain and a firebreathing George Will column on how much the Founding Fathers would have disapproved. Neither mentions the mayor, but both make it far more ... More >>
Thanksgiving, as we have learned to our sorrow, begins the Christmas season of uplifting stories. Today's gush is from Times columnist David Brooks, who tells how, as a young pedant in 1975, he "began a part of my second education" by seeing a Bruce Springsteen show. This, he explains, was an ... More >>
Did Sonia Sotomayor save baseball or didn't she? All week long the press has been heatedly debating the extent to which President Obama's Supreme Court nominee impacted the national pastime with her 1995 decision. First, a brief summary of what it was that Sotomayor did. In 1994, with th ... More >>
Now that the tea parties are settled, we can return to traditional conservative concerns -- sloppy dressers, and Going Galt. George Will today decries the common herd's taste for denim (did you know that even "Silicon Valley billionaires" wear it?), TV programming that "frequently features childli ... More >>