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Why Michael Gerson Misunderstands Originalism

William P. Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William P. Marshall

The answer to judicial overreaching is not adherence to a narrow form of originalism that would suggest the Constitution is incompatible with the demands of modern society. The framers themselves had more foresight than that.

Wanted: Free-Market Mouthpieces

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

For my entire adult life, I have watched free-market fundamentalists do their thing. They demonize government, run for government, capture government, then dismantle and privatize government.

New Media Embraces Old Media's Male-Centricity

Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chloe Angyal

Given the profound under-representation of women in major newspapers' op-ed pages, it was not surprising to see the Washington Post name yet another man as America's Next Great Pundit.

Exxon is Green? CFL's "Probably" Reduce Energy Use?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Winston

There's a rise in ridiculous cover stories and op-eds in the green world.

G-20 Reactions Roundup: Op-Eds Around The World

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There have been mixed reviews around the world following the G-20 economic summit in London Thursday. While op-eds and editorials in some papers laud...

Bush's Past Op-Ed Appearances

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of his continuing quest to sell lawmakers and the American people on his stimulus plan, President Obama penned an op-ed for the Washington Pos...

Put a Libertarian on the New York Times' Op-Ed Page

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

Where's the tipping point between civil liberties and, to put it glibly, the government looking out for you?

How to Get an Op-Ed Published in The New York Times

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leora Tanenbaum

Last week, the New York Times published an op-ed by Muammar el-Qaddafi, leader of Libya. Perhaps soon we will read Times op-eds penned by Blagojevich, Madoff, and Ahmadinejad.

The Best Political Endorsement of 2008

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

As an admitted Obama supporter, I still find it disheartening that editorial boards seem to reflect the politics they cover: vague boilerplate.

Both Campaigns Use Ghost Writers, But Only One Uses Them to Manipulate Readers

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

Obama's Ghost Writer Guild helps his supporters put their own thoughts into words, while McCain's ghost writers help McCain supporters lie to the media.

Op-Ed Writer Tells Apple: Leave Me Alone! (But Thanks)

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Klein

Before long, you realize you've read hundreds more words amplifying Apple's message, squeezing whole minutes more out of the traditional 30-second spot.

When Bad PR Happens to Good People, or, Jeffrey Birnbaum's Revenge

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Klein

Washington Post columnist Jeffrey Birnbaum has his panties in a twist again about the practice of public policy advocates employing professional writers to help them draft newspaper op-eds.

Obama, Stay the Course!

Donald Sutherland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Sutherland

The DNC's 'Terry McAuliffe mind-set' ruined the campaigns of Gore, Kerry and Sen. Clinton and now the legions of McAuliffites who have surrounded Obama are doing their best to undermine the possibility of his presidency.

Fathers Of Dead Op-Ed Writing Soldiers Praise Sons

Editor & Publisher | Joe Strupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Robert Capetillo never read the controversial column his son, Omar Mora, co-wrote with six other Iraq-based soldiers for The New York Times. But when ...

Two of Seven Soldiers Who Wrote NYT Op-Ed Die In Iraq

Editor & Publisher | Greg MItchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Op-Ed by seven active duty U.S. soldiers in Iraq questioning the war drew international attention just three weeks ago. Now two of the seven are d...

Study: 60 Percent Of Nation's Daily Papers Publish More Conservative Columnists Than Progressives

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This project did something that has never been done before: It amassed data on the syndicated columnists published by nearly every daily newspaper in ...