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Enemies List

Mary McGrory: Of Cherry Blossoms and Pulitzers

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.15.2014 | DC
Brian F. Keane

Which would she have loved more -- the recent Pulitzer Prize announcements or the cherry blossoms in springtime? There's no doubt that Mary McGrory...

40 Years After Watergate, "Enemies Lists" Are Alive and Well

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed a flood of right-wing billionaire funding of campaign contributions, media propaganda campaigns, and conservative think tanks and publications as part of its take-no-prisoners war on liberal groups, politicians, and ideas.

Occupy Wall Street: Hate Is Good

Valerie Frankel | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Valerie Frankel

The 99% movement is the healthiest reaction to the Great Recession in the last three years. It's using negativity to achieve a positive goal.

Sam Stein

Gibbs To Rove: Here's Our 'Enemies List' Now Show Us Your Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday mocked criticism from Karl Rove that the President had a veritable "enemies list" who he targeted ...

Obama Is Right About Fox News

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thomas Frank

Persecution fantasy is Fox News's lifeblood; give it the faintest whiff of the real thing and look out for a gale-force hissy fit -- as the Obama administration has discovered by now.

Lisa Birnbach, Assassin

Lisa Birnbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Birnbach

The invitation said, "Archery Tournament. Bring a photo of your most hated enemy. I will supply bows, arrows, feasting, and vodka." Our cohort had vendettas against Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, the Pope, Octomom and Dick Cheney.

A Preposterous Pre-Digital Primer

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

In the days before the internet, how did out-of-town journalists transmit typewritten stories to their editors? They folded the stories into paper airplanes and hurled them out of hotel windows.

2008 Enemies List: The Top Ten Vile Persons Who Forced Us To Lose Weight

E. Jean Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
E. Jean Carroll launched a mere 26 days ago, but because it's designed by recent Stanford economics grad Kenneth Shaw for maximum humiliation, nauseating enemies quickly emerged.