Petition Grievances

Petition Grievances

The other night, I happened upon some 18-year-old YouTube celebrity on Jimmy Fallon’s show. I have no idea who she is, or even what her name is, because I’m not in her target demographic. I have nothing against her, but I was surprised to hear Fallon say...
A Law Firm For Our Times

A Law Firm For Our Times

That’s a full-page ad Comedy Central took out in today’s NY Times and LA Times promoting Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show.” In case you can’t squint enough to read the copy, it says: Did you do an insurrection? Then you need our...
A Cautionary Joe Manchin Tale

A Cautionary Joe Manchin Tale

In the fifth episode of the fifth season of “The West Wing” entitled “A Constituency Of One,” Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) made a big mistake by not paying attention to the demands of Chris Carrick, a conservative Democratic senator from Idaho...
Don’t Give Him Credit

Don’t Give Him Credit

I saw an article the other day that said the decline in ratings for the cable news networks in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year was proof that those outlets missed having Trump drive viewership. While that’s true to a certain...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Amanda Marcotte has an excellent piece about CNN finally firing right-wing loudmouth Rick Santorum, but faced with the dilemma of finding a reasonable Republican to replace him on its panels. If it were up to me, all the news networks would stop hiring failed...