As their chief is imploding, lots of key Republican players are silent. A number of people who were at the September 26 event have gone off the radar screen, including Attorney General William Barr. The major, obvious, in-your-face story of the day is that the president is melting down.
- March 14, 2020
The tendency of Republicans both to respond to and sow fear and panic has been with us for decades. Yet during the coronavirus pandemic, to anyone who bothers to look, we are seeing a new and strangely unremarked twist to their behavior, a development that gives valuable -- and chilling -- insight into Republican psychology.
- October 4, 2016Our media critic comes up with the word that explains why Hillary Clinton isn't thrashing Donald Trump in the polls.
- January 3, 2014Some quick notes on why conservative mouthpieces repeatedly get it wrong.
- November 22, 2013Henry Giroux writes that the "raging narcissism that seems to shape every ad, film, television program and appeal ... is the basis for a new kind of mass illiteracy."