Editorial

Former Reporter Whines U.S. 'Least Generous' Industrial Nation - But He Means Social Programs

Eduardo Porter, former Times economics reporter turned editorial board member, whines about America's lack of "generosity and compassion," which he dubiously defines as America's relatively low ...

On Defensive, NY Times Takes on 'Torture Apologists' Who See Vindication of Harsh Interrogation Tactics

From Thursday's NYT lead editorial: "One reaction, however, was both cynical and disturbing: crowing by the apologists and practitioners of torture that Bin Laden's death vindicated their immoral ...

On Defensive, NY Times Takes on 'Torture Apologists' Who See Vindication of Harsh Interrogation Tactics

From Thursday's NYT lead editorial: "One reaction, however, was both cynical and disturbing: crowing by the apologists and practitioners of torture that Bin Laden's death vindicated their immoral ...

On Defensive, Times Takes on 'Torture Apologists' Who See Vindication of Harsh Interrogation Tactics

Thursday's lead editorial: "The killing of Osama bin Laden provoked a host of reactions from Americans: celebration, triumph, relief, closure and renewed grief. One reaction, however, was both ...

Editorial Plays Race Card on 'Birthers,' Falsely Claims Origin on 'Radical Right'

The Times can't believe it: "The disbelief fairly dripped from Mr. Obama as he stood at the West Wing lectern. People are out of work, American soldiers are dying overseas and here were cameras to ...

'The New Extremism' of the Republican Party...Just Like the Old Extremism

The Republican Party is fully engaged in a fight "to liberate business and the rich from the inconveniences of oversight and taxes. At first it seemed that only a few freshmen and noisy followers ...

Sarah Palin, an 'Enthusiastic Birther'? Not Really

Joining the rest of the media in challenging prominent Republicans to denounce the "birthers," the Times overstates the facts in Palin's case. And where was the paper's outrage against conspiracy ...

Times Editorializes for Justice Thomas to Talk More to Show He's Not Corrupt

Hypocritical concern for Thomas's reputation: "When the Supreme Court hears arguments next week, it will mark the fifth anniversary of Justice Clarence Thomas's silence during oral argument - ...

G.O.P. on a Spending-Cut 'Frenzy,' 'Destroying Vital Government Programs With Gleeful Abandon'

More of the sober, substantive commentary we've come to expect from the nation's leading newspaper: "But that wasn't enough for [Speaker John Boehner's] fanatical freshmen, who demanded that it be ...

Taranto Tackles Times' Hate-Speech Hypocrisy

James Taranto tackles the Times endorsement of a left-wing group and it's blatant hate-speech hypocrisy: "By the Times's standards, surely it is legitimate to hold Common Cause, and particularly ...
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