Understanding Media — The Challenge Progressives Must Meet In 2020

A very fine and specific nuance emerged for me this past weekend in my own evolving attempt to understand American media coverage of politics, economics, and public affairs. There will...

The American Political Imagination — How To Rediscover It

Here we go again. I am not going to dive into the details and nuances of the Judge Kavanaugh-Dr. Ford hearings on Thursday. It is hard to imagine any American...

John McCain — After the Memorial

In the middle of the memorials and remembrances, in the middle of the public viewings and the televised liturgies, in the middle of the extended media coverage, it was...

Reporting of the Serena Williams Pregnancy Story Shows Irresponsible Media

Shortly after 10:30 AM Eastern, Serena Williams released her now-famous Snapchat picture, showing what appeared to be a baby bump and captioned "20 weeks." The Snapchat was deleted shortly...

The American Political Center is Losing its Voice

It is often said that our country is rapidly becoming more partisan. We can see evidence of this almost daily. The House and Senate are breaking along party lines...