Author: Scott Lemieux

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I hope those of you who have criticized the great James Bennet will apologize for not properly deferring to your social superiors: Remember last week, when the New York Times ran an op-ed from the gun ‘researcher’ John Lott, who has been thoroughly and consistently debunked by basically everyone else who researches gun violence? Apparently, the Times —yes, the people wot run […]
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The Smarm of the Contrarian

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On February 20, 2018
Conor Friedersdorf has taken some time off from his complaints about how college students are coddled snowflakes to write a column about how horrible it is when people say unkind things about the arguments made by well-compensated newspaper columnists. I think I’ll just outsource my reply on this one: I guess the idea is that […]
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Oh. Goody.

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On February 18, 2018
Above: cannot actually run for president It’s possible he’s just looking for attention, but it’s also possible he’s starting to believe his own press: Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened […]
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