Joshuah Bearman and Bryan Gardiner

Contamination Chamber

It was a close call. Late Monday night, a team of 14 moderate senators — seven Democrats, seven Republicans — defused an imminent vote on the so-called “nuclear option” — the elimination by the majority Republicans of the filibuster rule for judicial nominees. The details were arcane, but important: Under......


The news loves news about itself. And conservatives love to help the press chase its tail. That’s why supposed inaccuracies about CBS’s report on Bush’s Air National Guard tenure became a bigger story than the actual fact of our tough-guy “war president” having very clearly dodged service in Vietnam. (Not......
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