The White House press corps is fighting mad over their own collective decision not to air press briefings from the White House.
Item: Kay Kirkpatrick, a Republican, recently beat a Democratic challenger in a special election for Georgia’s 32nd State Senate District. It was a comfortable victory, though not quite as comfortable as it ought to have been, according to Daily Kos’s David Nir. The Democratic share of the vote, he says, grew…
What explains the skepticism of climate change that is so common among educated, elite American conservatives? Not the true believing young-earthers, but the ones who basically inhabit reality-based worlds, and enjoy fancy media jobs in Washington and New York?
Chris Cillizza, a hackneyed Arrested Development reaction gif with a high-paying journalism job, had one of his trademark run-ins with the “outrage police” this week, when he tweeted something dumb and was told by many people that it was dumb. Here was the thing:
Donald Trump’s proposed budget is deeply cruel, predicated on long-discredited economic ideas, and sold with an arithmetic error so brazen that it has to be an intentional fuck you. As others have noted, it’s also not, in any real sense, “Donald Trump’s budget.” It’s OMB Director Mick Mulvaney’s budget, and it exists…
Donald Trump has an idea:
Happy International Workers Day, or, as it’s also known throughout much of the world, Labor Day.
It is with a heavy heart that New York’s Jonathan Chait must announce that the illiberal, anti-speech left is at it again.
This, I guess, is the next issue of The Atlantic, a fancy magazine for men who aspire to be on panels.
This week, everyone is asking some variation of this question:
If you want to understand intra-GOP warfare, the decision-making process of our president, the implosion of the Republican healthcare plan, and the rest of the politics of the Trump era, you don’t need to know about Russian espionage tactics, the state of the white working class, or even the beliefs of the…
Here’s what you have to understand about the sort of people who become anchors, nonpartisan pundits, centrist columnists, and cable news political correspondents: They didn’t sign up to be the resistance. They don’t want Donald Trump to fail. They want him to “pivot” and “act presidential.”
It would absolutely break his heart if you told Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough that no one would go see his bad band perform if it weren’t for the fact that his real job is hosting a television show, so please, no one tell him.
John McCain—the original Maverick, ol’ Walnuts, the brave teller of truths—is somehow once again positioning himself, to credulous journalists, as a renegade Republican who isn’t afraid to buck his party, despite his three-decade record of not ever actually bucking his party in any meaningful way.
This week, Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Tucker Carlson’s Inexplicable Tenth Shot At Hosting A Cable News Show.
It’s been fun, but it’s about time for Republicans to admit that the great Donald Trump experiment isn’t going to work out—for them.
One day, when I was in fourth or fifth grade, I was waiting for the school bus. Few activities suck more than waiting for a bus in the middle of winter in Minnesota, especially when that bus is just going to take you to dumb school, so I was, obviously, in a foul mood. Eventually a school bus rounded the corner—but it…
We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. What does it have in store for us?