Saturday, December 10th, 2016

“So I’d argue that what has befallen the New Republic is, in some ways, what has befallen liberalism writ large. It became unserious, and is about to become more unserious still, because that it what has happened to liberalism as a governing philosophy.” – John Podhoretz, You’ll Never Guess What Happened to This Magazine! Click […]

I don’t think The New Republic’s Facebook posting is attracting quite the positive reaction they hoped for: I dunno. It might be worth spending the five bucks just to read the corrections section. Charlie Sykes has two responses to the article at RightWisconsin, here and here. Christian Schneider points out The New Republic missed the […]

Waukesha Freeman June 19, 2014 Page A6 Opinion New Republic misses story of Walker success Article wallows in gossip rather than examining record Should I take the cheap shot right away? It’d be hard to believe the magazine famous for publishing Stephen Glass could be so bad at factchecking. The New Republic’s hit piece, “The […]

Remember the good old days when the New Republic was considered to be the most “reasonable”of the left-of-center publications? Those NPR-tones of days gone by seem so quaint now. Jonathan Chait of TNR takes the gloves off. The last time The New Republic won a National Magazine Award, it was for publishing Betsy McCaughey’s infamous […]

(Note: I am behind on posting my newspaper column here. Here is my column from August 6th, the week that Doyle’s domestic partner registry went into effect.)Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 6, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10AStrike down domestic partnerships (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://wigdersonlibrarypub.blogspot.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in […]

Mickey Kaus, on his blog at Slate, publishes a thread from the infamous “Journolist,” the liberal media e-mail discussion group trying to stay private and off the record. If this is the best Peretz’s critics can come up with, he has nothing to fear from these intellectual lightweights. Heck, I can be harsher and more […]

President Obama reached a height his vice president can only dream of. When The New Republic created the “Biden Gaffe-o-meter” they explained the 1 to 10 scoring: When Barack Obama selected Joe Biden to be his running mate, he knew–just like he knew about the hair plugs and that we’d all be hearing about the […]

The New Republic‘s Gabriel Sherman has the complete background on the New York Times’ story on John McCain and how it came to print. This a great article showing just how unusual this story is: Beyond its revelations, however, what’s most remarkable about the article is that it appeared in the paper at all: The […]

The New Republic‘s Gabriel Sherman has the complete background on the New York Times’ story on John McCain and how it came to print. This a great article showing just how unusual this story is: Beyond its revelations, however, what’s most remarkable about the article is that it appeared in the paper at all: The […]

The New Republic article is out and its pretty damning of presidential candidate Ron Paul. The Ron Paul record is one of numerous articles published under his name, whether he authored them or not, that cannot be described as anything but racist. I wanted to re-read The New Republic article before I commented, but the […]