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Frank Rich Goes to the Movies, Finds Another Silly Political Metaphor

Only the overdramatic columnist Frank Rich could find a political message in a Western remake: "The double-barreled success of 'True Grit,' then and now, spreads well beyond those conservative ...

New Civility Only for Republicans, Apparently

A Sunday editorial chides Republicans for refusing to change the name of an anti-"job-killing" bill. But a Tuesday headline reads: "Where News Is Power, A Fight to Be Well-Armed."

NYT's Carl Hulse, Ignoring History, Assumes ObamaCare Will Save Money

The New York Times' Congressional reporter claimed that rules proposed by the new Republican majority "would permit repeal of the health care legislation, which was estimated to save the ...

Carl Hulse, Ignoring History, Assumes Obama-Care Will Save Money

The paper's congressional reporter claims that rules proposed by the new Republican majority "would permit repeal of the health care legislation, which was estimated to save the government more ...

Kristof: Low-Income Americans Are Like Cocaine-Snorting Monkeys

The many and varied dangers of income inequality in the United States: "The upshot appears to be high rates of violent crime, high narcotics use, high teenage birthrates and even high rates of ...

David Leonhardt Sees Global Warming As 'Serious Risk' for Planet and the Economy

Chief economics writer David Leonhardt: "The most recent climate data suggested 2010 would be the hottest or second-hottest year ever recorded; the 10 hottest have all occurred in the last 13 ...

More Wishful Pro-Democratic Reporting From James McKinley: Hispanics the 'Sleeping Giant of Texas Politics'

James McKinley Jr. paints Texas Republicans as vulnerable in a slanted, sentimental take on the defeat of the "Dream Act" amnesty legislation: "The risk for Republicans like Ms. Hutchison is that ...

Tom Friedman's Latest Silliness: U.S. Military 'Out-Greening' Al Qaeda and the Taliban

Yes, he's serious: "at a time when a fraudulent, anti-science campaign funded largely by Big Oil and Big Coal has blocked Congress from passing any clean energy/climate bill - is the fact that the ...

NYT Already Pushing 'Entrapment' Defense in Case of Islamic Would-Be Christmas Tree Bomber

The Times is already pushing the "entrapment" defense in the case of the Portland Christmas-tree bomber, sympathizing with local Muslims in opposition to the anti-terror investigation. And after ...

Frank Rich's Latest Excruciating Extended Metaphor: 'Wall Street Would be the Bachelor, and America the Dwarf...'

Frank Rich's unleashes his latest painful cultural-political metaphor: "If this were a metaphor - if only! - Wall Street would be the bachelor, and America the dwarf, involuntarily chained to its ...
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