In the political press, hacks and shills are among the biggest problems -- and they're unwilling to risk their own money on being right.
It's no wonder Andrew Breitbart's inheritors disagree about how to carry on his legacy -- his charisma masked many inconsistencies.
The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Jonathan Chait treat some of the most important issues in America as if they don't matter at all.
He supports policies that are an affront to the Constitution, can't possibly make good on his domestic agenda, and has terrible foreign-policy judgment.
Prudence counsels against choosing the height of a presidential campaign to evaluate the religion of the candidates -- especially the one you're against.
With few exceptions, there's no news value gained by putting broadcasters in gale force winds and tidal floods. It just adds drama to see their safety imperiled.
Election 2012, the Marijuana Majority project, and the rapidly changing politics of drug prohibition
Judge them by what they've done, or what they do in the future -- not by what they say they're going to do.
How much should physicians tell us about our DNA, if we don't ask?
John Brennan has more control over who appears on the kill lists than anyone save President Obama. And even he thinks the CIA can't be trusted.
The conspiracy theories, the obviously unqualified primary candidates, the Clint Eastwood speech -- it all adds up to a lot of opportunities lost.
The president has institutionalized indefinite detention, kill lists, and undeclared war. Has he acted recklessly? Or can GOP politicians be trusted with those powers?
His kill list is being rebranded as a "disposition matrix." But if drone strikes work, why would we need another decade of them?
Asked about the strike that killed him, a senior adviser to the president's campaign suggests he should've "had a more responsible father."
Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and two others gathered in Chicago, and agreed that civil liberties and the rule of law are under attack.
The GOP nominee says his Middle East policy would be about more than just killing bad guys. The trick isn't setting the goals, it's achieving them.
Andrew Sullivan says he'll use it less scrupulously than the president. But based on what evidence? Current policy is plenty unscrupulous already.
Gene Healy argued in 2008 that President Bush's executive power excesses would require more than a personnel change to reverse.
Almost two-thirds of Democrats and a majority of Republicans agree that the United States should be less involved in Middle Eastern politics.
The Egyptians dined among skeletons, the Romans fabricated eggs, and the Persians sat amid tapestries hung with cords of scarlet linen ...