Ron Smith, the voice of reason in mid-Atlantic talk radio, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last night. He will be sorely missed. Read more →
Let’s perform a little thought experiment. Let’s pretend that, instead of the statement that Sarah Palin released Wednesday morning, she released a completely different one, a statement that made no mention of a “blood libel”, a statement in which she humbly apologized for using over-the-top rhetoric and violent imagery and promised never to do it … Read more In defense of crosshairs
Thanks to CBS News, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Mark Potok, Paul Krugman, Markos Moulitsas and Jane Fonda — yes, that Jane Fonda — we now know who is responsible for the tragic shooting outside a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona, Saturday. It’s Sarah Palin! With some help from Glenn Beck, the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh and … Read more Sarah Palin did it!
Is Michael Gerson trying for a Pulitzer? After all, his Washington Post colleague, the faux-conservative Kathleen Parker, won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary this year for being, as she admitted to MSNBC talk show host Joe Scarborough, a “conservative basher”. It worked once; maybe it will work again. Gerson is part of the Post‘s attempt … Read more WaPo‘s Michael Gerson problem
Ever since I had some very expensive dental work done back in the early ’90s, I have flossed my teeth every day with an almost religious devotion. I usually do this around 8 p.m., after the dishes are put away and I’m ready to wind down. It takes me about a half hour and two … Read more Agony at eight