Author: AFF Editors

Aug 02,2009

Can a scandal last for forty years? Should it?

On Thursday, President Obama announced that he would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to sixteen individuals, including Sen. Ted Kennedy. Mary Katherine is not...

Aug 02,2009

Palin: Anatomy of the divorce rumor

The Orlando Sentinel reports on an Alaska blog’s claim that Sarah Palin is getting a divorce: The No. 1 search term in Google right now is “sarah palin divorce.” The...

Jul 31,2009

David Brooks mixes religion and politics

This may make sense if you’re Jewish: Gail, as you know, I begin and end my days by reciting Congressional Budget Office reports. I even put on tefillin, just to...

Jul 31,2009

Um, what’s our mission in Afghanistan?

Are we committed to nation-building, or are we just going to take out Al Qaeda? Here’s Obama announcing his new strategy in March: I want the American people to understand...

Jul 31,2009

Michael Savage: Crunchy hippie liberal

What leads someone to become a fire-breathing right-wing talk show host? Answer: A Ph.D. from Berkeley in nutritional ethnomedicine. Seriously. The current issue of The New Yorker has a very...