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Frank Rich Column

Where Are You Walter Cronkite?

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Chris Komisarjevsky

It would seem that the fall of Brian Williams is a tragic tale of style over substance. Ego and the temptation to embellish for talk show chit-chat won out over the simple truth. And with really nothing to be gained by tales of RPGs and a floating body. But everything to be lost. Especially trust.

Frank Rich On Obama-As-Superman

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NOT since Clark Kent changed in a phone booth has there been an instant image makeover to match Barack Obama's in the aftermath of his health care vic...

Frank Rich: Tea Party Rage Is Not About Health Care

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Frank Rich: Obama At The Precipice In Afghanistan

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE most intriguing, and possibly most fateful, news of last week could not be found in the health care horse-trading in Congress, or in the internati...

Frank Rich: Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice A Day

nytimes.com | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Beck frequently strikes the pose of an apocalyptic prophet, even insisting that he predicted 9/11. This summer he also started warning of domestic ter...

Why Is Frank Rich Mad as Hell?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Frank Rich has pulled off his career goal: becoming as quintessentially part of the establishment as you can be.

Frank Rich: "Beer Summit" Ended With A Burp

nytimes.com | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE comforting thing about each "national conversation on race" is that the "teachable moment" passes before any serious conversation can get going. ...

Frank Rich: The Obama Haters' Silent Enablers

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHEN a Fox News anchor, reacting to his own network's surging e-mail traffic, warns urgently on-camera of a rise in hate-filled, "amped up" Americans ...

Frank Rich: 'Once Again Cheney And Cohorts Using Lies, Fear For Political Advantage'

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Beltway antics that greeted the great Cheney-Obama torture debate were an unsettling return to the post-9/11 dynamic that landed America in Iraq. ...

Frank Rich: The Banality Of Bush White House Evil

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WE don't like our evil to be banal. Ten years after Columbine, it only now may be sinking in that the psychopathic killers were not jock-hating dorks ...

Frank Rich On National Organization For Marriage Ad: "The Bigots' Last Hurrah"

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHAT would happen if you crossed that creepy 1960s horror classic "The Village of the Damned" with the Broadway staple "A Chorus Line"? You don't need...

Frank Rich On Obama's Inauguration: I Can't Believe This Moment Is Here

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I cannot testify to what black Americans feel as our nation celebrates the inauguration of our first African-American president. But I can speak for m...

Frank Rich: We've Had Eight Years Of Madoffs

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THREE days after the world learned that $50 billion may have disappeared in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, The Times led its front page of Dec. 14 with...

Frank Rich: A President Forgotten But Not Gone

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WE like our failed presidents to be Shakespearean, or at least large enough to inspire Oscar-worthy performances from magnificent tragedians like Fran...