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Hillary Clinton says her e-mail issue is ‘complicated.’ It is, but that’s not the point.

“It is complicated.” That’s how Hillary Clinton described her decision to exclusively use a private e-mail server during her time at the State Department– and all that’s followed from it — at a Friday press conference at the Democratic National Comm [...]

The Flooding of America

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Hillary Clinton hits at Republicans and basks in support at Democratic gathering

MINNEAPOLIS — Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to position herself as the clear standard-bearer for Democrats here Friday, firing up a roomful of party loyalists with a call to arms against Republicans she called dangerously out of touch. “This election is about who best understands the  [...]

S.E. Cupp says that Donald Trump’s rise can be laid at the feet of liberal political correctness. Ed Kilgore isn’t buying: Is  [...]

Republican Presidential Candidates Say Climate Change Isn’t A Foreign Policy Issue

In two separate foreign policy addresses in South Carolina on Friday, Republican presidential candidates Scott Walker and Marco Rubio both criticized Democrats for addressing climate change as a foreign policy issue. Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and other democrats have spoken [...]

Man Is the Irrational Animal

Mark Kleiman points out that most of us need to hold more or less rational beliefs about our professional lives. “Even people whose stock-in-trade is deception—con artists, stockbrokers, lobbyists—have to observe the rules of arithmetic when it comes to totting up the ta [...]

In coverage of Roanoke killings, the right sees a racial media bias

The on-air shootings of two young Virginia journalists by Vester L. Flanagan II have captivated conservative media outlets — but not for the same reasons that they’ve dominated cable news. On the right, the rest of the media is accused of soft-pedaling Flanagan’s exp [...]

Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

We noted early this month that Donald Trump’s lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously — but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few [...]

Kissinger the Legend

The term “legendary” seems made for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in both senses of the word. He rose from academia to wield unimaginable power on a global scale, and then in his long “retirement’ from public service, as he has burnished his reputatio [...]

Great news! Sarah Palin will be interviewing Donald Trump at 10 pm Eastern on her brand new show, On Point, which started Monday. airing on [...]

How Jeb! helped his corporate buddies profit off Katrina

I’m my own man. Jeb!’s campaign has been releasing some feel-good ads about his handling of Hurricane Katrina (a not-so-subtle way of saying, I’m not my brother). But AJ Vicens takes a look at Jeb!’s role in a federally funded post-Katrina boondoggle inspired by  [...]

Michigan court says juveniles can be raped and abused in prison

Imagine a scenario where children are raped, abused, and neglected, yet are not due a single solitary inkling of legal recourse, even though they file suit within the statute of limitations. Seems crazy? Well, welcome to Michigan. In yet another example of America’s disturbing inca [...]

Republicans Come to Terms with Their Worst Trump Nightmare

The tenor of Republican Party rhetoric has darkened. Until recently, most Republican candidates and strategists regarded Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as something ephemeral—<a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2015/08/27/how-the-gop-candidates-can-surviv [...]

Gun Control Advocates Make Slow Progress—Just Not in Washington

The response to the fatal shootings of two journalists in Virginia feels depressingly familiar: the same calls from Democrats to ramp up gun control; the same calls from Republicans to blame mental illness; the same Onion article popping up Go to Source : Gun Control Advocates Make Slow P [...]

The 6 big things we know about the 2016 Democratic primary

Democrats are flocking to Minnesota this weekend for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting — a largely formulaic event that will be notable largely for the kibitzing and complaining about the presidential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the speculation [...]

6 things we know about the 2016 Democratic presidential primary

Democrats are flocking to Minnesota this weekend for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting, a largely formulaic event that will be notable largely for the kibitzing and complaining about the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the speculation about the pos [...]

Jimmy Carter and the Conservative Abandonment of Voting Rights

Being a Georgian and a kiddie volunteer for Jimmy Carter’s first gubernatorial contest in 1966, I thought I was an expert on Most Things Jimmy. But Rick Perlstein, who was seven years old when Carter became our 39th president, has unearthed a proud moment of that presidency which I  [...]

Elisabeth Moss’s New Film Explores the Psycho-Horror of Female Friendship

There’s a long tradition in cinema of women who keep their friends so close that they begin switch places with one another. Take for instance the 1951 drama All About Eve: the wannabe actress, Eve Harrington (played by Anne Baxter) befriends “superstar” Margo Channing (Bette Davis), o Go  [...]

It Turns Out That Those "Full and Unedited" Planned Parenthood Videos…. Aren’t

I gave up on the Planned Parenthood sting videos a long time ago. It’s pretty obvious there was no criminal behavior unmasked, or even any unethical behavior.1 The claims of the producers never matched the reality of the videos, so I stopped watching when new ones came out. But Sara [...]

It Turns Out That Those "Full and Unedited" Videos…. Aren’t

I gave up on the Planned Parenthood sting videos a long time ago. It’s pretty obvious there was no criminal behavior unmasked, or even any unethical behavior.1 The claims of the producers never matched the reality of the videos, so I stopped watching when new ones came out. But Sara [...]