We gravitate to websites that reinforce our own opinions. Does that make us more extreme?
There is, however, such a thing as Americanism.
Welcome to the new populist "progressivism," brought to you by Juan Cole.
With communism comes an almost pathological need to propagandize on an Olympic scale.
Ineffectual US anti-drug policy undermines stability in Afghanistan.
Campaigns never involve a substantive discussion of the issues. Why should we expect this year to be any different as Obama and McCain "debate" Iran policy?
Susan Jacoby's new book demonstrates a keen grasp of anti-intellectualism in American culture, but is hindered by a left-wing partisan slant that's anything but reasonable.
Conservatives have called out worshipful Obama supporters for ignoring their hero's obvious moral flaws. But similar hardheaded criticism can and should be leveled against the right, too.
John McCain's point man on Afghanistan is Robert "Bud" McFarlane, an Iran-Contra holdover who, sadly, hasn't learned much about the Middle East since the 80's, argues Josh Strawn.
What happens when Nazism or the Holocaust is toyed with and marketed for the viral video generation? Josh Strawn on our twisted new pop culture.
Super Tuesday was also marked by a series of devastating storms that swept through the South, killing several. Josh Strawn recounts yesterday's other big news, and congratulates the politicos on their "outpouring of spiritual solidarity," but insists "material reconstruction and support" are what really matter.