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Krugman: Not Failure, Not Even Reality Will Stop the Republicans from Dropping Their Canned Talking Points

Republicans show no sign of learning from experience. In his latest column, Paul Krugman delves into the eerie reality that all elements of the GOP, from Congress to the crew running for the White House, just can't let go, and keep saying the same thing over and over. Show More Summary

CNN's Smerconish: Right Wing Media Has "Supplanted The Leadership Of The GOP"

From the February 5 edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin: BROOKE BALDWIN (HOST): So here you wrote this column this week essentially talking about these incredibly popular conservative radio show hosts and talk show hosts...Show More Summary

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

We’re two days removed from the Super Bowl and — more importantly, at least for the purposes of this column — the Super Bowl halftime show, in which many, many people will work very hard to make a terrible, corny spectacle happen. The halftime show will doubtless be more explosive and brain-searing than all of […]

Ask Amy column duped by Keith Hernandez plot from Seinfeld fan

NBC last aired a new episode of Seinfeld in 1998, but the lasting legacy of the show continues to find new ways to live on forever. From an Australian bar inspired by none other than George Costanza to the annual celebration of Festivus, Seinfeld has proven to have some serious staying power. Show More Summary

Multinational firms and wage premiums: Evidence from Japan

Firms that engage in international markets tend to pay higher wages. This column provides new evidence on the wage premiums for exporters and multinational firms in Japan. The results show that wage premium for foreign-owned firms is far more important than that for exporters and domestically owned multinational firms.

Talking about Bill Clinton's past distracts from Republican failures

To the editor: Doyle McManus' column shows us one of the big reasons why poor Jeb Bush is doing so poorly in the polls: With his party under the control of the far right, the Republicans would rather lob grenades at Bill and Hillary Clinton than actually win the election. Bill Clinton is fair game,...

The top 5 Ways to Fail at Innovation: Lessons from Vegas that Should Not Stay in Vegas

This article first appeared as an op-ed in my Innovations column in The Washington Post: Connected cars! Wearables! Virtual reality! Smart homes! The drumbeat heralding the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was once again deafening. Show More Summary

Watch Taraji P. Henson SLAY The Golden Globes Red Carpet With One Swift Pose!

She must be exhausted from WERKING all the time. Damn! Taraji P. Henson rocked winter white on the Golden Globes red carpet, choosing the (above) elegant pose to show off her uniquely simple frock. The strapless white column dress complimented her gorgeous frame, and the cape and/or train added a bit of flair needed for the basic [...]

The ABC News Democratic Party Presidential Debate: Did it change anything? (Blog, News and Twitter roundup)

And now the spin from partisans of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the Republicans will begin: in columns, on blogs, on cable and on Monday on talk radio shows. There will be more cherrypicking than during cherry seasons. But did the debate substantially change anything for Clinton, Sanders or a third candidate who is dooomed [...]Show More Summary

15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become

My latest Townhall column is called, 15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become. Here’s an excerpt from the column. How radical, weird and

Election-day vote buying: Evidence from monetary aggregates

Central bank independence was supposed to end politically driven monetary policy. This column discusses new evidence showing a sizeable spike in the growth rate of cash and overnight bank deposits centred on election days. The spike is present in countries with weak political institutions, but not in OECD countries. Show More Summary

Can you spot the cute little photobomber in this pic from a 'New York Times' column about terrorism?

3 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

There's something interesting about the photo used in Paul Krugman's new column in the New York Times, and no, it's not just the fact that it shows Obama and his crew watching Osama bin Laden die. Obama is watching a raid that was 10...Show More Summary

Entrepreneurship, conflict and growth: Evidence from Afghanistan

Though some studies propose that entrepreneurial activity increases during conflicts, macro evidence shows that a conflict is damaging to growth. This column argues that the conflict in Afghanistan did not contribute to economic development because it caused regressive structural changes at the micro level. Show More Summary

Debt Limit Default Threat: Where's the Outrage?

While getting ready to tape this week's edition of Washington Monthly's show on Bloggingheads TV, I read a Friday column at the Plum Line from Paul Waldman, who will be...

La Liga Hangover: Keylor Navas a Problem for Rafa Benitez and Atleti Show Intent

Welcome to La Liga Hangover, a weekly column running throughout the season in which we take a look at the key stories and talking points from Spanish football's top flight's most recent weekend of action. With a focus on the biggestShow More Summary

Retirement and changing lifestyle habits

It is still not clear whether the effect of retirement on health is positive or negative. This column discusses new evidence from Japan showing that it is likely positive. In Japan, elderly people reduce their smoking and drinking after retirement. People tend to smoke and drink with their colleagues, so the result is mostly due to a peer effect.

WELCOME TO AMERICA IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, ASIANS! For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on colleg…

WELCOME TO AMERICA IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, ASIANS! For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions. Lee’s next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to measure how race and ethnicity affect admissions by using SAT scores as a benchmark. It uses the term “bonus” to describe […]

5 Exercises From Comics Creators That Will Save Your Prose

6 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Save your prose, save the day. Let comics creators show you how. Column by Peter Derk No, we're not talking about this: No, you don't need a motorcycle jacket to support your lower back for your Bizarre Bicycles: ... [Continue Readi...

California Extreme Classic Arcade Show

From the column 'Photos From Beyond' California Extreme is huge meeting of arcade and pinball machine collectors in Santa Clara, California. Guests bring everything from classic pinball machines, vintage arcade classics, extreme rarities that never made it to market, and everything in between to play, share, buy and trade. Show More Summary

Knickers to Flags

Jeremy Clarkson is still in 'limbo' after his fall from grace with Top Gear, but the nation's favourite 'petrolhead' shows he his ability to write a funny and interesting opinion column is as sharp as ever. Jeremy Clarkson: We’ve let...Show More Summary

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