Michael Goodwin

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2014

    As Crimea Smolders, Rightbloggers Try to Get Their Neo-con Game Going Again

    From the med schools in Grenada to the deserts of Iraq, once upon a time conservatives were eager to invade foreign countries. But as you may have noticed, in recent years they've affected a more dovish approach to foreign policy; claiming to be repulsed by the reckless foreign adventurism of the O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    De Blasio's Half-Percent Tax Bump for the Rich Is Just Like "Eugenics," Says Glenn Beck

    As you may have heard, Bill de Blasio, Communist in Chief, is busy bleeding the wealthy dry, literally hanging them up from the walls of his Park Slope crash pad and flogging them with frozen tree branches until the pocket change jingles from their pants and the blue blood runs freely from their vei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2014

    CBO Finds Obamacare Lets Americans Quit Jobs They Don't Want, Which Rightbloggers, Naturally, Oppose

    Last week the Congressional Budget Office issued another report on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Its most widely-reported revelation was that 2.3 million Americans may leave their jobs because Obamacare would make it inadvisable to them to keep them. We should say "widely-and-variously-re ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 29, 2011
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    May 20, 2010

    Grand Jury Probe of Mike's Indy Party Bucks Spells a Cuomo Conundrum

    ​The Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Capitol Tonight are all reporting -- without apparent fear of contradiction -- that a criminal grand jury has been convened to consider charges involving an Independence Party payment of $750,000 last fall to a Queens political operative. The grand jury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani: "I do remember September 11"

    ​Former White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said it without too much blowback months ago on Fox, and columnist Michael Goodwin rolled it out largely unnoticed last week in the New York Post. It wasn't until Rudy Giuliani decided to use the fantasy-world talking point about the Bush administrat ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Obama Vs. Bush(?!) on Terrorism

    Apparently everyone now thinks that Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee, as even President Bush is making remarks about the Illinois Senator's leadership qualities. In a speech on the floor of Israel's Knesset, Bush criticized those who want to deal with terrorists and other unsavories through th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    Oh, Obama! Denouncing Rev. Jeremiah Wright

    Did we see this coming? Sure, there were hints on the horizon, but Barack Obama's speech denouncing the comments of his former confidante and pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright have sparked a feeding frenzy in today's papers. The Post goes for the punny headline "BARACK STABBER" on the front, while the Dai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Clinton vs. Obama in the "Bitter" Debates

    It's been a while since we've had major coverage of the two Democratic candidates for president, but things are starting to ramp up again with the Pennsylvania primary less than a week away. Last night's debate illustrated the battle is far from over, and it's starting to get nasty. The Post highli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    "Snooze" Alarm: Today's Perky Daily News (And Other Great Headlines)

    Did they change up the coffee formula at 450 W. 33rd Street? I'm asking because today's Daily News is full of so many zings and puntastic headlines that I was cracking up before I even started reading any articles. Look at the front page, we get not one, but two rhyming headlines: "GOTTI NEEDS SHRIN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    The Spitzer Sex Scandal in the Papers

    Thank God for the tabloids. Thank God New York is not just a single newspaper town like most American cities. And when the Governor of the State of New York gets caught up with prostitutes, the tabloids shine on like the crazy finger-staining diamonds that they are. What a day it must have been f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Barack Obama is a Christian and a Yankees-Red Sox merger?

    It's Monday, and we're sluggish. Perhaps it's the depressing idea that our morning commute has gotten more expensive or that the two presidential candidates could be determined by tomorrow night or maybe, just maybe it's the idea that the owners of the two biggest rivals in sports, the Yankees and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Clinton and Obama Face Off

    Last night's Democratic debate in Ohio dominates today's tabloids, and with good reason. Chances are that next week's primaries in Texas and Ohio could be Hillary Clinton's last stand, and she is obviously drowning, not waving. Daily News columnist Michael Goodwin accuses Clinton of "too much whinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Hillary Clinton's Primary Struggles and the John McCain "Scandal"

    As Barack Obama continues to strengthen his lead for the Democratic presidential nomination, the tabs have taken to poking all kinds of fun at rival Hillary Clinton. Through some hilarious photo manipulation, the Post has turned Hillary and Bill into Davy Crockett and Lt. Col. Travis, as the Texas p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Watching the Watchdogs

    Well, I was partially correct in my front-page predictions yesterday. There were three front-page stories, but they were spread out over both papers. The Post continues its all-Heath-Ledger coverage with a front-page devoted to Mary-Kate Olsen’s mysterious role in the events, and the Daily News fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2005
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2005

    What's the Spread in Mike v. Freddy?

    The Tet offensive, United States v. Nixon, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinski . . . such are the kinds of trials that befall chief executives who enjoy easy, overwhelming re-election. It happens on the metro beat, too, with mayors who—even if untouched by scandal—limp through the end of their ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Miller's Vow: More Subway Surveillance

    It's liberty vs. security on the subways, and the speaker wants to film it The backdrop was perfect Monday morning as City Council Speaker Gifford Miller outlined steps to further intensify subway security. Cops and National Guard members chatted behind the mayoral candidate. Commuters heading down ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Fessing Up

    How guilty is the Times? Depends on whether you blame the media for the war.

  • News

    September 9, 2003

    Editorial Flip-Flop

    Daily News Revives Buried Scoop

  • News

    August 19, 2003

    It's Deregulation, Stupid

    What the GOP Won’t Say About the Blackout