Tag: Washington Post

Check on It

Good on 2012 and 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein for trying to confirm the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. (Stein was interviewed about her effort by investigative journalist Brad Friedman on Thanksgiving Eve.) You can never be too sure, especially these days: An election recount will take place soon in Wisconsin, after former… Read more »

Again with the Sid Blumenthal Conspiracies?

MSNBC’s Joy Reid noted yesterday that her colleague Chris Hayes established in 2007 that birtherism was created and promoted by the far-right. So are we really supposed to believe that skepticism about President Obama’s place of birth was the handiwork of…longtime Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal? This dubious claim, now being relentlessly hyped by the right-wing… Read more »

If Trump Wins

It could happen. It could happen. In his 2009 book The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution 1980-1989, right-wing author Steven Hayward describes the aftermath of President Carter’s defeat on November 4, 1980: By Thursday the magnitude of the election was starting to course through the news cycle. “The election was a shocker,” Washington Post… Read more »

Burning Down the House

It’s sadly ironic that as worldwide temperatures continue to rise, mainstream-media coverage of the most pressing issue of our time–human-caused climate change–continues to fall. Fortunately, documentary filmmakers and writers have stepped up to do the job that so much of the Fourth Estate won’t on climate. Speaking of writers combating carbon pollution, 2014 produced the… Read more »

A Moment of Humanity from Charles Krauthammer

Is Charles Krauthammer the first right-wing pundit to declare, unequivocally, that Black Lives Matter? Maybe not. However, it was extraordinary to see the veteran Washington Post columnist push back against Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly’s relentless demonization of these civil rights activists on July 18. Considering Krauthammer’s decades of demagoguery (remember, this is the… Read more »

A Taxing Effort

Will Congress actually pass carbon-pricing legislation by December 31, 2017? This ambitious goal is not as far-fetched as it may seem—especially if Donald Trump damages the Republican Party so severely that the GOP actually loses both houses of Congress (also not a far-fetched prospect). Having said that, the final version of a carbon-pricing bill may… Read more »