steve bannon

It is a testament to America’s near limitless tolerance for failure that Steve Bannon manages to secure a platform in the political press seemingly whenever...
weed killer

The American tort system has generated many litigation campaigns and completed verdicts we now recognize as scientific embarrassments. Among them are lawsuits claiming that silicone...

It’s the socialism episode! The COMMENTARY podcast dissects the appeal of modern “democratic socialism,” explores its agenda, identifies its historical antecedents, and, ultimately, diagnoses its...
Media

Donald Trump’s demagogic rhetoric on the media is dangerous and un-American. When he describes reporters and editors as “enemies of the people,” or when he...
America Is Great

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, told a stunned crowd on Wednesday that the United States of America “was never that great.” He followed...
Masterpiece Cakeshop

Jack Phillips once more finds himself on the sharp end of liberal “tolerance.” He was the Colorado baker at the center of the Masterpiece Cakeshop...
donald trump

What do Republicans believe? Whatever Donald Trump tells them they should believe, it seems. In survey after survey, self-described Republicans—admittedly a severely truncated demographic in the...

"Dog's dinner" is a term for something that is a lot of things smushed together, and that's what defines this podcast—we talk about commercials and...
sun

In 1957, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago named Eugene Parker submitted a paper to The Astrophysical Journal, the most prestigious journal in that field.  In...
socialism

For some on the right who sold books, sat behind microphones, or crafted the themes that GOP candidates deployed on the campaign trail, one word...
Jeremy Corbyn

Can a right-wing American writer help spark a resistance movement inside the U.K. Labour party? Probably not. But these aren’t ordinary times. There is a...
charlottesville

On August 16, the Boston Globe will publish an editorial denouncing Donald Trump’s “dirty war on the free press.” They will not be alone. According...