David Brooks’ Son Is a Gigantic Bro

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan caused a medium-sized stir on Wednesday after she scolded conservative op-ed columnist and believer in friendship David Brooks for not disclosing that his college-aged son had enlisted as a “lone soldier” in the Israeli army. On Brooks’ side, John Podhoretz, the son of… » 10/09/14 11:42am 10/09/14 11:42am

Is Homeland Still Worth Watching?

The first two episodes of Homelands fourth season, both of which aired last night, were distinct in what they were missing: Nicholas Brody, the Marine P.O.W., Congressman, double agent, and love interest who was captured and killed in Tehran at the end of the last season. What’s left in his place? And is it worth… » 10/06/14 11:00am 10/06/14 11:00am

Aaron Schock Almost Drowns in Shirtless West Point Cadets

As you can see above, Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock recently played commando with a few strapping West Point cadets. “Challenged by cadets at West Point to complete the Combat Water Survival Lab which is their toughest requirement for graduation,” Schock wrote on Instagram today, before quoting the Associated… » 10/03/14 2:35pm 10/03/14 2:35pm

Report: Secret Service Agent Leaked Obama Info to Romney Campaign

The Secret Service might need a new name. According to the policy website InsideSources, an unnamed Secret Service agent shared several campaign itineraries, detailing the movements and whereabouts of President Obama, with campaign staff of Republican nominee Mitt Romney in late 2012. » 10/02/14 10:54am 10/02/14 10:54am

Politico: Obama’s Assassination Would Help Reform the Secret Service

Politico Magazine, a glossy version of Politico, seeks to deliver “really big takes on big subjects holding leaders in Washington and beyond accountable.” Their latest really big take: President Obama’s assassination might be the only way to reform the incompetent U.S. Secret Service. » 10/01/14 5:51pm 10/01/14 5:51pm

Which Cable News Star Almost Fucked George Zimmerman’s Brother?

Today GQ published a long profile of George Zimmerman’s family, with a focus on how they’ve dealt with the media’s intense scrutiny of their brother, who shot and killed a black teenager named Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman’s gay brother, Robert, handled the new attention by very nearly sleeping with an… » 9/29/14 6:50pm 9/29/14 6:50pm

Newsweek Warns Readers About Fareed Zakaria’s Plagiarism

Last month, a pair of anonymous Twitter users named @blippoblappo and @crushingbort began compiling examples of passages and transcripts that CNN anchor/author/thinkfluencer Fareed Zakaria had plagiarized over the past twenty years. Now one of Zakaria’s former venues is addressing—or at least acknowledging—the… » 9/29/14 5:39pm 9/29/14 5:39pm