Generation Stupid
Politics

Generation Stupid

For better or worse, that is exactly how many of the leading voices in Republican TV and Radio feel about the current generation of young adults – generation stupid. The terms “arrogant,” “entitled,” “fragile,” “lazy,” and “narcissistic” have been the hallmarks of GOP media idea-makers’ descriptions of young adults. Once election season ends, these same pundits are quick … Continue reading

Department of Justice Reveals Deep-Seated Contempt for the Press and First Amendment
Constitution / Politics

Department of Justice Reveals Deep-Seated Contempt for the Press and First Amendment

The full fury of the press corps has recently been directed towards the Obama administration and their investigations into two leaks – one looking into an AP story on a foiled terrorist plot, and the other, a Fox News story on North Korean nuclear tests. The two Department of Justice probes, while similar in scope, … Continue reading

On Media Bias and Chris Matthews’ Buffoonery
America / Communications

On Media Bias and Chris Matthews’ Buffoonery

As a conservative, I’m always hesitant to make the claim of media bias, for two reasons.  First, I think the conservative claim of the mainstream media’s bias is often overwrought and self-fulfilling.  Politicians and their staffs feel wronged and unfairly treated and, as a result, create an us-versus-them atmosphere that only perpetuates the irascible relationship. … Continue reading

America / Culture / Events

What Does It Really Mean to be American?

Yesterday morning I attend a panel at the Brookings Institution on “What It Means to be American: New Poll Explores Attitudes in an Increasingly Diverse America”, organized in co-operation with the Public Religion Research Institute. The panel reported the results of a poll conducted by PRRI on attitudes that Americans have towards Islam, American Muslims, … Continue reading