Beware the Bots: Our Inevitable Media Crisis

By Adam Chiara | February 22nd, 2018

Just as extremely dry weather, drought, and heavy winds are ingredients for devastating wildfires, there are conditions developing in media that could lead to the decline of one of democracy’s core institutions — an independent ...


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The Most Dangerous Four Letter Word

By Larry Kane | February 20, 2018

Hate. Although most Americans are welcoming and tolerant, there is no question that a sizeable portion of the nation is engulfed in hate.

There are two forms: the subtle variety and the all-out blatant prejudice ...


They Couldn't Collude

Sorry, the Trump campaign was just too incompetent to pull off collusion with Russia: Jonah Goldberg, The New York Post.


Our Polarizing Constitution

By Shawn Young | February 19, 2018

What if we needed a Constitutional Amendment right now? Would Congress be able to get it done? The polarized moment suggests a definitive no. Budget impasse? OK, a couple quick shutdowns and a few hundred billion ...


Praise Our Young People

The CNN town hall last night proved that young people are our best hope: Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter.

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By Michael Smerconish | February 17, 2018

As I tweeted yesterday:

“Only on a day when the morning story was about a playboy playmate of the year would Donald Trump be happy to see an afternoon report of 13 Russians being indicted ...


A New Era for Hollywood

By Glenn Rabney | February 16, 2018

Marvel’s Black Panther, the first black super hero to be featured in his own movie, hits the big screen this weekend. Between fan excitement, interest from the black community, and strong reviews, it’s expected to ...

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Neal Simon: Fighting to Moderate the Senate

By James Piltch | February 15, 2018

This week, we had a chance to speak with Neal Simon, an Independent candidate for Maryland Senator. Our conversation covered why the government isn’t like a business, how divisiveness has become its own source of ...

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The Words Politicians Use to Influence Us

By Peter E. Meltzer | February 14, 2018

One of the most effective ways for politicians and their acolytes in the media to influence the public is to use precise words and phrases to consciously or subconsciously affect voters’ thinking. Sometimes, these ...