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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.

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...

If Werner Heisenberg hadn’t been such a crackerjack physicist—also, if he weren’t dead—he might make a fine “public editor” for the New York Times, or...

Newspapers suffer from a terrible case of multiple personality disorder if they’re any good. From page to page you never know whose voice you’ll hear,...

The coming presidential election is—surely I don’t have to tell you—the Most Important Election in Our Lifetimes. (Or is it in My Adult Lifetime, or...

One thing liberal, or mainstream, news outlets do better than their conservative counterparts is making what lawyers call “an admission against interest.” You are more...

Two years after its publication, Game Change, the bestselling account of the 2008 presidential campaign, remains a landmark in political journalism. This spring it was...