iOS app Android app

Mclaughlin Group

John McLaughlin: A Matter Of Life And Death

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.24.2016 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

News of John McLaughlin's death last week took me back twenty-seven years to the time when he moderated A Matter of Life and Death, a TV show that Ward Sylvester and I produced that was seen by large audiences in more than 200 television markets.

Friday Talking Points -- As The Turd Tornado Turns...

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The week began with a speech Donald Trump read off a TelePrompTer. And in a stunning development -- are you sitting down? -- he then did not stomp all over his message by saying monumentally stupid things for the rest of the week. No, really!

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' Part 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Best Idea for 2014 was requiring police to wear body cameras. This idea was so good it actually cut across the lines of the protestors and the supporters of police. Many on both sides of that divide support the idea, for what boils down to the same reason: the camera doesn't lie.

My 2014 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Loath as we are to admit it, there was no single Biggest Winner Of 2014, because the award must be handed, collectively, to the Republican Party. A case could be made for Mitch McConnell, since he will win the biggest prize of any Republican next year: control of the United States Senate.

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.

Pat Buchanan: 'Let's Hope' A Woman Isn't Elected President For Decades

Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

Pat Buchanan raised some eyebrows on Sunday's "McLaughlin Group" when he cheerfully appeared to express his hope that a woman will not be elected pres...

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year we turn to the Democrats to find the winner of Destined For Political Stardom. If Elizabeth Warren manages to wrest Teddy Kennedy's old Senate seat away from the Republican usurper, she will indeed be on the road to Democratic stardom.

On Political Talk Shows, Liberals Can't Finish Their --

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Does it ever seem like the liberal guests on political talk shows talk less and get interrupted more?

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Good morning everyone and happy Memorial Day weekend and welcome to your Sunday Morning liveblog of British Petroleum PR and politicksery! But WAIT? ...

Arianna Discusses Health Care Reform, Gay Marriage And Michelle Obama On The McLaughlin Group (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on the panel on The McLaughlin Group on Sunday to discuss health care reform, gay marriage in D.C., and why Michelle Obama is polling...

My 2009 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome once again to our year-end wrap-up and awards ceremony. Honesty dictates that I immediately genuflect to The McLaughlin Group, from whom I have stolen all these award categories.

White House Pet Correspondent Lucky Sees Stars & Stripes!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

With all the presidential advice Lucky received this past weekend from the above-mentioned, she is well on her way to being appointed White House Pet Correspondent to Bo Obama.

Should John McLaughlin Retire?

Ron Mwangaguhunga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ron Mwangaguhunga

On his show this week the former Jesuit priest, John McLaughlin, seemed what can only be properly construed as "confused."

Whither Watchmen? Is This Big, Dark, Geeky, Lefty Movie The Next Comic Book Blockbuster?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Watchmen lays out and alternate America in a stunning opening sequence that presents the 20th century as a relentless slog of war and murder. If hope is on the menu, it's in short supply.

Somalia Update III: "Scoop" Revisted

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

President George W. Bush has left Somalia in the hands of Al-Qaeda and the pirates. President Obama has inherited it, and in the midst of everything else, it is both a distraction and a crisis.

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

The McLaughlin Group with Noah and Joe (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The McLaughlin Group has welcomed a couple new members into the mix. It's about time some other voices got heard on that show. Not exactly sure where ...

Jason Linkins

Buchanan On McLaughlin: Fifty-Fifty Chance We Bomb Iran By Fall | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was an otherwise normal day in the Land of the McLaughing Group. John got to bellow, "The answer is HILLARY." And nobody minded that they weren't...

Jason Linkins

John McLaughlin's Eternal Struggle | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When people like Faith Salie talk about their affection for those "classic" moments on The McLaughlin Group, they're talking about moments like today....

Jason Linkins

PRI's 'Fair Game' Brings You The McLaughlin Group Mashup | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Something I've learned from the talkback I've received from the Sunday Morning LiveBlogs is that a lot of you love some McLaughlin Group. And it's ea...

Jason Linkins

Catholic Media Figures Mum On McCain's Embrace Of Hagee | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's easy to see how McCain, who once stood firm against "agents of intolerance," is going to skate by this election cycle seeking the warm embrace of bigots.