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March 11, 2011 | Townhall

Public Broadcasting Should Go Private

As we look at how to cut trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, it’s time for the government to get out of the broadcasting business...
March 6, 2011 | Advancing a Free Society

Good Mitt, Bad Mitt

Watching Mitt Romney’s media coverage these past few days, it’s clear the former Massachusetts governor – and, some say, early frontrunner for the Republican presidential in 20102 – has a problem. In two words: press coverage...
March 6, 2011 | Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal

Thus Spake MoDowd

What’s irksome is [Maureen Dowd's] conclusion that California is doing the responsible thing, as opposed to other states where new or relatively newly elected governors are in very public, very messy...showdowns with vested interests...
March 2, 2011 | Lawfare

American Media Patriotism – Response to Walt

My friend Steve Walt weighs in against media patriotism. But he gives the game away, I think...
March 2, 2011 | What Paul Gregory Is Writing About

How To Distort Polls: The NYT/CBS Poll on Public Sector Workers

These poll results are so out of line with conventional thinking that they require careful scrutiny. My own (admittedly non-expert) examination raises three red flags...
March 2, 2011 | Blogs

Who’s Policing The Civility Police?

Liberal mouthpieces have taken to calling for greater civility in discourse — from conservatives and Republicans, that is...
March 1, 2011 | Lawfare

American Media Patriotism – Response to Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald has an interesting response to my post on the patriotism of American media, but he exaggerates the significance of the media’s patriotic bent, and he misses some important points...
February 28, 2011 | Lawfare

The Patriotism of the American Media

In its story last week about the ties between the CIA and Raymond Davis, the American recently arrested in Pakistan, the New York Times offered this explanation for why it sat on the story...
February 10, 2011 | Pajamas Media

Criticizing Elites, Cultivating Excellence

From the perspective of our founding fathers, our elites deserve rigorous criticism. But we mustn’t stop there...
February 3, 2011 | Lawfare

Eugene Volokh and a Reader on the NYT Detention Editorials

To put the matter simply, it is not indefiniteness to which the Times is objecting. It is non-criminal detention itself...