When it comes to issues like climate change, one of George Will's favorite tactics is the ignoratio elenchi, also known in some circles as a red herring. Think of it as a rhetorical sleight of hand.
The United States has fallen to 11th in Newsweek's list of the best countries in the world. What is interesting is that the debate about why we are losing our "oomph as a superpower" has focused in part on U.S. education.
A respected news magazine and a (sometimes accurate) tabloid both decide to slime the President in the same week with the innuendo du jour -- the horror of being one of the world's 1.4 billion Muslims, and to sell copies, of course.
No reporter has asked Mr. Petraeus during his current media tour about the contradiction between his current advocacy for delaying the withdrawal and his "Yes, sir" under explicit questioning that he would not ask for more time.
To some on the right, she may seem like an intellectual liberal elitist. Those on the left may call him an uneducated, religious fear monger. I believe the truth is somewhere in between.
If past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior -- and it is -- staffers can be reassured by Sidney Harman's track record as an enlightened boss.
A return to hard-hitting investigative journalism: Fareed Zakaria on "Which clouds are prettiest?" Inception team goes inside every sleeping American's head, plants message: "Weekly news magazines are more relevant than ever."
The 2009 gender gap among full-time workers was 19.8 percent. Women earn 80.2 of men's earnings. But in certain niches and demographic groups, the gap is smaller or even reversed.
The nation's Twitter-length attention span is driving the mainstream media into a wild tailspin, rushing to recreate itself based on the latest search engine feedback.
Newsweek's cover is just the latest sign that opposition to this brutal, costly war is now the norm, and American policy-makers had better take notice. Public opposition for to this war has exploded.
It's time to celebrate the pro-environment, pro-community, good-for-the-economy and anti-gridlock reality that a positive portrayal of urban mass transit can help create.
If Treme outwardly sent a strong message about New Orleans after Katrina, the Real World tries more implicitly to convey the "wet blanket over the Mardi Gras frivolity."
It takes less than a minute to tell a lie that can spread around the world, yet it can take days, months, or years to correct it. Sometimes the truth never catches up to the lie.
Vicious right-wing chest-thumpers are missing the point: Americans don't want more and more brutal war. We want our troops home, yesterday.
We in the theatre have known for a long, long time that the show must go on. I'd venture to say that there's only one man in Washington who knows this in his bones -- National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman.