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Josh Strawn

Josh Strawn is a writer and musician based in New York. His band is Blacklist.
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The New Media Echo Chamber

Monday, October 27th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

We gravitate to websites that reinforce our own opinions. Does that make us more extreme?

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There’s No Such Thing as ‘Palinism’

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

There is, however, such a thing as Americanism.

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Comparing Sarah Palin to… Osama Bin Laden?

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

Welcome to the new populist "progressivism," brought to you by Juan Cole.

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China’s Revealing Spectacle of Lies

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

With communism comes an almost pathological need to propagandize on an Olympic scale.

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War on Drugs vs. War on Terror

Monday, July 7th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

Ineffectual US anti-drug policy undermines stability in Afghanistan.

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Obama and McCain’s Iran Smears

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

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?

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The Unreason of The Age of American Unreason

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

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.

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No Politician is Holy – or Unholy

Sunday, March 30th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

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.

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What Robert McFarlane Still Doesn’t Know About Afghanistan

Friday, March 7th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

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.

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MTV and the Holocaust

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 - by 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.

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Thanks for the Prayers, Now Where’s the Storm Relief?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 - by Josh Strawn

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.

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