D.R. Tucker


Teach Your Children Well

I’m sure George Will is cooking up a Verizon-bashing column right now in response to the company’s new commercial about science and sexism: The commercial–part of the company’s “Inspire Her Mind” campaign–effectively makes the point that there is, for want of a better phrase, a Cold War on Women going on at home and in… Read more »

Romney III

As if there wasn’t enough evidence of the intellectual exhaustion of the GOP, now we have the bizarre spectacle of Republicans pushing for a third Mitt Romney presidential campaign in 2016: Seriously, what is the question to which Romney is the answer–besides, of course, “Who spent four years as governor of Massachusetts bashing gay married… Read more »

Will He Stay or Will He Go?

Last night on Beat the Press, the weekly media-review program on Boston’s PBS affiliate, WGBH, host Emily Rooney discussed George Will’s recent deranged suggestion that being a rape victim accords one a privileged status in American colleges and universities. The conversation about the piece was better than anything Will has written in the past two… Read more »

It’s On

You can already hear the denialists screaming. And scheming. The Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a draft proposal on Monday to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan. The proposed rule amounts to the strongest action ever taken by the… Read more »

The Short-Timers

“I’m afraid that’s all we have time for,” declared ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos at the end of today’s pitifully short segment on President Obama’s efforts to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants: You’d figure that public and planetary health would merit more than five minutes—I mean, did we really need to hear… Read more »