The campaign against Brett Kavanaugh hasn't required the formation of any super PACs. It hasn't required the hiring of any dumpster-diving private detectives (so far as we know). It hasn't even really required any elected Democratic officials.
The campaign has been carried out by an elite media -- and two of its most prestigious properties, The...Read more
In the "fire and fury" phase of Donald Trump's presidency, everyone worried that he'd impulsively start a war with North Korea.
The worry should have been that he'd, almost on a whim, step across the Korean DMZ in a chummy photo-op with Kim Jong Un.
Richard Nixon famously had his "madman" theory of bringing our adversaries to heel by ...Read more
At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn't like rich people, and it turns out he doesn't necessarily like poor people, either.
At the CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if he'd be "courageous" enough to endorse population control to save the planet. Sanders answered "yes," and ...Read more
Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has, to his credit, seized the initiative in the battle over whether Britain will truly exit the EU, and on what terms.
But no one can know how this high-stakes gamble will turn out. Johnson just lost his slender parliamentary majority, and the prospect of a new election looms. If things break the wrong way, ...Read more
Emmanuel Macron may not technically be a celebrity, but he tweets like one.
Prior to the G-7 summit, the French president declared on Twitter, "The Amazon rain forest -- the lungs which produce 20% of our planet's oxygen -- is on fire." He added that, "Our house is burning," and called the fires an "international crisis."
Macron's tweet was ...Read more
The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn't want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it.
A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social media postings of Times employees and other journalists for use in the ongoing brawl between the president ...Read more