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A Complicated Virus Sep. 11, 2020

Erick Erickson

The President purportedly withheld bad news about the coronavirus to avoid a panic and, in so doing,... Read More

America's Most Trusted 'Referee' Sep. 05, 2020

Mark Shields

What do presidential candidates George H.W. Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Ross Pero... Read More

Our Masters, the Media Jul. 21, 2020

William Murchison

Back in the days when I knew everything worth knowing, I practiced the newspaper trade — which... Read More

Trump's Disdain for the Free Press Is Enabling Media Suppression Globally May. 05, 2020

Daily Editorials

Government crackdowns on journalists are unsurprising in places like China. What's chilling lately i... Read More

Heartland Recipes for Happiness in a Trumpian Summer Aug. 14, 2019

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Seeking grace in a summer of Trumpian hate talk and mass violence, I dived into a... Read More

For Journalists, Self-Censorship Is Credibility Suicide Apr. 19, 2019

Ted Rall

What is the job of the news media? To report the news. Everyone agrees on that. But some well-intent... Read More

The Greatest Projects I Never Made (Part 1 of 2) Mar. 22, 2019

Ted Rall

She was a terrible boss, but she was wise about work. "We are defined more by the business we refuse... Read More

Journalists Had Better Hope I Win My Case Feb. 22, 2019

Ted Rall

I have written extensively about my lawsuit against the LA Times. As I prepare for the next, do-or-d... Read More

Confession and Apology Jan. 25, 2019

Erick Erickson

For the past two years, I have defended the press from President Donald Trump's criticism. Having wo... Read More

You No Longer Have the Right to a Trial by Jury Jan. 25, 2019

Ted Rall

I was wronged. All I wanted was a trial by jury. Is this still America? No. America is dead. Apparen... Read More

Sister, Teacher Jan. 02, 2019

Connie Schultz

Last month, I drove an hour east of Cleveland to Ashtabula, Ohio, where I grew up and where my young... Read More

What Does NY Times Have in Common With the National Enquirer? They Both Love Anti-SLAPP Laws Dec. 17, 2018

Ted Rall

The National Enquirer is in the news rather than reporting it — not for printing that Elvis is... Read More

Truth and Its Enemies: Making Acosta a Federal Case Nov. 16, 2018

Mona Charen

Question: What does CNN's Jim Acosta crave more than anything? If you said "attention," go to the he... Read More

Problems Abound for Both Sides Nov. 16, 2018

Erick Erickson

Both political parties in Washington can look at last week's election results and find encouragement... Read More

By Law, the President Should Have to Give Daily Press Conferences Nov. 16, 2018

Ted Rall

News conferences are a double oxymoron. Pressers aren't conferences; conferences involve back-and-fo... Read More

Happy Warrior Nov. 15, 2018

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

The midterms are over, and speculation about the 2020 presidential race has already started. Preside... Read More

Enemy of the People Oct. 12, 2018

Linda Chavez

When President Donald Trump called the press the "enemy of the people," he wasn't only speaking to h... Read More

Out of the Frying Pan, Onto a Farm Aug. 07, 2018

Froma Harrop

"For many years ... I never rested," Ray Stannard Baker wrote more than a century ago. "I neither th... Read More

Out-of-the-Box Caregiving Jan. 05, 2017

Positive Aging

One of the amazing things about life is that the older you get, the easier it is to find people who ... Read More

More Layoffs for Journalists Is Sad News for You Nov. 04, 2015

Connie Schultz

This week, many in my profession are reeling from news of yet another round of newsroom layoffs, thi... Read More