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Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and the author of Crazy U and Land of Lincoln.

When a media war erupts between tolerant, diverse, future-oriented progressives and reactionary mossbacks clinging mindlessly to tradition and the past, you will find me with...

Margalit Fox is one of those writers—I’m reluctant to demote her to the rank of mere journalist—whose every paragraph carries an undercurrent of humor. I...

It’s always nice to start the day with a good chuckle, and a good chuckle—perhaps a throaty ho ho is nearer the mark—is just what...

I like to think that the last thoughts of Haynes Johnson were happy ones. Johnson, a longtime reporter for the Washington Post and the author...

There are moments in the life of a good progressive when ordinary measures are deemed inadequate to the task at hand—when drastic action is required...

The first glimpse we get of our hero in the new book Roger Ailes: Off Camera isn’t promising. The author, Zev Chafets, sits with Ailes...

The next time you say you hate your job, think of poor Martha Joynt Kumar. She labors under that ambiguous title “presidential historian”—except she’s a...

You don’t often hear this kind of talk on NPR—not on “Morning Edition,” certainly. Everyone’s always so polite. So I nearly leapt out of my...

Our news media suffer from a terrible supply-side problem. The number of people paid to offer opinions greatly outstrips the number of things worth having...

The surprising popularity of Steven Spielberg’s movie about Abraham Lincoln adds a new chapter in the country’s long love affair with the man American schoolchildren...

With 95 percent of gasbags reporting, an unofficial tally shows that there are 7,936,682 lessons that we must learn from Mitt Romney’s defeat. My favorite...

I was pulled up short the other day while reading an interview with Charles Portis, author of True Grit and other (equally splendid) novels. Portis worked...