Why Be a Neocon? Because You Like Being Very Wrong About Everything

Slate columnist Reihan Salam has an important message: He still believes in neoconservatism. He concedes, more or less, that the past 13 years of United States foreign policy have been a hideous spectacle of strategic, tactical, and moral failure, all perpetrated in the name of neoconservative ideas. "Given all of this," … » 4/09/14 1:53pm 4/09/14 1:53pm

America's most-loved NFL player, Richard Sherman, on the moral panic over ex-Eagles star DeSean Jackson's rumored "gang ties": "Nobody suggested the Colts owner had 'ties' to drug trafficking, even though he was caught driving with controlled substances ... and $29,000 in cash to do who-knows-what with." » 4/02/14 1:12pm 4/02/14 1:12pm

Scalia, in Brooklyn, Says He Can't Judge Hate or the NSA

Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving active justice of the Supreme Court, has a great deal of charm at his disposal, in person. From a distance, it's easy to imagine Scalia as a sort of aloof, smoldering demon, throwing cruel barbs at popular notions about justice and progress. Yet he is dear friends with Ruth Bader… » 3/28/14 6:17pm 3/28/14 6:17pm

Elite Manhattan-Based Critic Can't Tell Regular Folks on TV Apart

Media-insider nepotism baby John Podhoretz, whose many professional duties include criticizing film for the Weekly Standard, alerts that publication's readers to a troubling development in the culture wars: His television is full of "white trash." This is the fault of "fancy high-end TV producers," and by extension Obama. » 3/19/14 10:30am 3/19/14 10:30am