Ferguson Absurdity, Media Edition

The images and news coming out of Ferguson, MO in the wake of Michael Brown's death more than a week ago have been heartbreaking and maddening. I haven't had a lot to say about it, because first, I'm not there. Also, frankly, I feel somewhat overwhelmed: what is there to say, after all, when something you read about in history books as something that happened in the past - armed police and...

Dana Milbank Conveniently Defines Concern Trolling For Us

And by "defines," of course, I mean "embodies": Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay rights organization, posted an alert on its blog Tuesday: “Paul Ryan Speaking at Hate Group’s Annual Conference.” The “hate group” that the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate would be addressing? The Family Research Council, a mainstream conservative think tank founded by James...