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It didn't take long for the press to connect 21-year-old white-supremacist multikiller Benjamin Smith with the all-purpose explanation du jour: violent entertainment, in this case the computer g

A new bride returns from a romantic honeymoon and opens a locked door in the family home, only to discover the mutilated corpses of her husband's six ex-wives.

I know I'm not supposed to read too much into a movie like Episode I: The Phantom Menace, but when you're living with a 6-year-old whose entire generation role-plays and reiterates each an

"Politics and language," explains the dust jacket on the latest edition of Safire's New Political Dictionary, are "William Safire's two great and abiding interests." True, but too modest.<

Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

What happens to a leading Marxist writer after he gets a MacArthur genius grant, a Getty Fellowship, and his new book hits number one on the nonfiction bestseller list?

Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

All during the year 1984, those of us with firsthand experience in Africa knew that drought and famine were cutting across vast swaths of the continent.

You're familiar, of course, with the Wall Street Journal.

Blogs

Don’t believe the media hype. Tuesday’s events awarded no delegates, and it’s too soon to say what Rick Santorum’s nominal wins will mean. 

February 8, 2012

What is the famous media mogul doing on Twitter?

January 30, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

Conservatives are completely misrepresenting a study of the electorate. 

November 29, 2011