Is the sun racist? Pehaps that isn't such an absurd question when using the logic of Chris Matthews in which almost all forms of opposition to Barack Obama can be attributed to racism. And since the setting sun almost ruined Obama'sShow More Summary
A new poll conducted by the Gallup Organization contains some very bad news for the news industry. The survey indicates that only 23 percent of American adults have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers and television...Show More Summary
Michelle Obama says she hasn’t had time to reflect on her “legacy.” It could be because she has been rushing from one lavish taxpayer-funded vacation to another. Even in the brief gaps between her vacations, she keeps busy spending our money. Show More Summary
Apparently, the tennis player Serena Williams is in trouble for some comments she made about rape -- a subject that our self-appointed arbiters of acceptable debate are at risk of making completely taboo. Per ABC: "What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. Show More Summary
On Tuesday's All In show, MSNBC host Chris Hayes complained about an "anti-food stamp jihad" by House Republicans, and attacked the GOP for putting on a "shameful spectacle" in trying to cut the food stamp program. With the words "War on the Poor" and an image of House Speaker John Boehner displayed on screen behind him, Hayes railed: read more
The thriller novelist Vince Flynn has died, at 47, the victim of cancer. I never met him personally, but we podcasted several times. He was also generous with his time and fame. When an unproven thriller novelist (me) asked him for a boost, he was happy to oblige. I will miss his books, our podcasts, and most of all him.
Washington Redskins Super Bowl--winning quarterback Joe Theismann weighed in on the controversy surrounding his former team's name. “I was very proud to play for the Washington Redskins, and I did it to honor Native people in that regard,"...Show More Summary
Those governors and state legislators who are foolishly looking to casino gambling as a politically cheap new revenue stream should turn their eyes to Delaware, which is considering a multi-million-dollar bailout of three casinos. As Lydia DePillis notes, what we have here is a combination of first-mover advantage and diminishing returns. Show More Summary
Greatest phone dialogue in the history of film. Let the genius wash over you:
Laura Ingraham asked Representative Paul Ryan on her radio show today why he supports immigration reform that could harm middle-class Americans. She asked him, "The CBO report says that [the Gang of Eight] approach, which would allow in all these people, would drive wages down. Show More Summary
Aside from the usual Obama “hope and change/yes we can” boilerplate platitudes, there were also the same old disturbing and disingenuous statements in his Berlin speech. Given the repeated references to the Berlin Wall and its demise,...Show More Summary
I have a column in USA Today today on why the Republican party needs to and how it can recapture the spirit of Lincoln: It has no future unless it is a party of aspiration. It needs Lincoln’s emphasis on uplift, delivered in his populist voice. Show More Summary
For all the devoted Diane Rehm Show listeners worried that public broadcasting is on its way out, take a breath. Apparently, National Public Radio is doing just fine. NPR recently moved its 800-member staff into a new 400,000 square-foot headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown. Show More Summary
Thursday night, both Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity showed and commented on a new video done by the Media Research Center that showed a disturbing trend among some college students at George Mason University. In the video, MRCTV reporter...Show More Summary
An estimated 7-10,000 people showed up today at the Audit The IRS Rally in Washington, D.C. It was a massive turnout.
I think North Dakota should legalize gay marriage, and polling trends suggest that North Dakotans are becoming increasingly sympathetic to doing just that,but what’s becoming tiring is North Dakota’s school kids pushing legislation. It started as cute little publicity stunts – elementary students pushing for a bill to name a state bug with guidance from [...]Show More Summary
In a new Quinnipiac poll, 51 percent of Florida voters give Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) a favorable job-approval rating (his highest is 54 percent). On immigration, Republicans approve of his performance by a whopping 52 to 24 percent margin. (It is … Continue reading ?
The House has taken its first legislative action since the conviction of Kermit Gosnell on multiple murder counts in the case of a grisly abortion mill in Philadelphia. The Post reports: The House approved legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions … Continue reading ?