When even some billionaires are saying they have too much money, it’s clear the ground is shifting.
MixedTimes - Howard Kurtz
With so many Democrats joining the 2020 stampede, the media are trying to brand each one, often with help from the contenders and their strategists.
Jeff Bezos' girlfriend has privately acknowledged that she shared some photos and texts from the Amazon founder with several female friends, adding to the mystery of who leaked salacious material to the National Enquirer.
We now live in an age of zero tolerance for any past mistake or indiscretion, no matter how many decades ago.
President Trump hit many of the right notes in his State of the Union, offering eloquent phrases about unity, bipartisanship and cooperation.
It's hard to imagine how Virginia's governor could have handled this crisis more incompetently.
The opposition faces danger if they're seen as resorting to harassment and intimidation.
Trump's appointees and congressional Republicans seem to be more openly challenging the president, at least on foreign policy.
The Twitter bubble shines an unflattering light on our preexisting conditions: herd mentality, superficiality, uninformed opinion-slinging and not-so-subtle bias.
Howard Schultz may be consuming too much of his own caffeine if he thinks he has a shot at the presidency.
People who despise Donald Trump are now aiming their anger at those who wear the red caps in support of the president.
The knives are out for the president's attorney.
Pondering the online culture in which warring tribes go for the jugular at a moment's notice.
We live in the culture of the quick hit, the hot take, the hair-trigger tweet, and that often amounts to a rush to judgment.
Nancy Pelosi has been getting in the president's face and drawing plenty of cheers from the press.
The New York senator's exploratory committee didn't make the front page of The New York Times.
There is no longer any question that some of the top officials surrounding President Trump are trying to restrain him from certain dramatic decisions, especially on foreign policy.
Frank Bruni is tortured. And he's got an elaborate plan to prevent Donald Trump from being re-elected.
Some journalists are already touting Michael Cohen as the next John Dean, casting his upcoming congressional testimony as nothing short of historic. But they are probably jacking up expectations too high.
Not since the Nixon days has there been such a virulent and relentless battle over which picture is closer to the truth.
Everyone is dug in. The only thing that changes is the number of days the government has been partially shut down.
President Trump used his much-disputed television time to portray the border as a humanitarian and law-enforcement crisis of the "heart" and "soul," but not before some media organizations preemptively accused him of spreading lies about the issue.
All the anguished hand-wringing by media and political figures, all the doom-and-gloom predictions about global instability, turn out to be overblown.
For the moment, at least, both sides would rather have the issue.
Mitt Romney was so anxious to launch his Washington career with an anti-Trump hand grenade that he couldn't even wait until he was sworn in.
A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.”
In the space of 48 hours, President Trump has got some of his conservative supporters pretty riled up.
The latest Facebook mess feels different.
The ex-national security adviser's sentencing hearing was a formality. Until it wasn't.
A deal with federal prosecutors ensured that the National Enquirer and its sister publications would survive.
The decades-old tradition is a victim of Trump's increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations.
The odds are overwhelming that there won't be a government shutdown, because neither party wants one.
Too many people have convinced themselves of the outcomes they want to see. And the phenomenon cuts across political and cultural lines.
It's not the sex, it's the hush money.
The media spotlight gives the young socialist a different kind of power.
The key question is who gets the ink and airtime necessary for a viable candidacy.
Is it easier for politicians to survive scandal in the age of Trump?
The outpouring of affection and gratitude for George Herbert Walker Bush raises two fascinating questions about our media and political culture.
Insiders say the president is unhappy, disappointed in some top aides, and ready to make changes.
The press just can't quit Donald Trump.
The Democrats have control of the House, and that changes everything.
If Donald Trump is as terrible a president as the press has been proclaiming for nearly two years, the opposition party should be riding a wave of revulsion to victory.
Most of those in the media fail to consider that their business is also contributing to the deepening divisions in the country.
The media are viewing a Democratic takeover of the House as pretty close to a done deal. Haven't we seen this before?
It’s no accident that one week before the midterms, President Trump says he wants to revoke birthright citizenship.
Things are getting worse.
The furor over the attempted terror attacks has cast a harsh spotlight on the politics of violence.
Suddenly it feels like democracy is under attack.
President Trump has declared war on the Central American caravan, and the media have declared war on the president for doing so.
President Trump is spraying the landscape with a deluge of issues and saturating the political debate in the process.
The media and political criticism of President Trump for his handling of the crisis with Saudi Arabia is growing louder.
President Trump is sharpening his language against the press even as some of its practitioners ramp up their criticism of his claims.
Democrats have given the GOP a series of unintended gifts.
A president who is constantly denouncing fake news is spending more time than ever talking to journalists.
Rather than railing at the Constitution, liberals would do better to figure out how to win again under the longstanding rules.
The media had Christine Blasey Ford's opening statement in advance.
Michael Avenatti managed to make it all about him.
No one knows whether Rod Rosenstein will be deputy attorney general past Thursday, just as no one knew whether he'd been fired or dumped during the media craziness over his sojourn to the White House.
The second accusation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, published by the New Yorker, strikes me as highly problematic.
The media are back in the business of reporting on Donald Trump’s mood.
After the nation was riveted by the Senate testimony of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court nomination came to a vote.
One of the depressing aspects of the cultural debate sparked by the accusation against Brett Kavanaugh is that so many politicians, pundits and ordinary people have already made up their minds based on very limited information.
In less than 24 hours, the Supreme Court confirmation process has been utterly transformed from a virtual certainty to a dramatic dilemma.
Google may not be "rigged," as President Trump recently charged, but its leadership sure as hell is biased.
As the media blast out dire warnings about the destructive power of Hurricane Florence, they are also beginning a familiar ritual involving President Trump.
The Huffington Post headline was designed to get its anti-Trump readers to click.
Les Moonves is the most powerful person to be toppled by the "#MeToo" movement.
It is, without question, a colossal act of political disloyalty, a self-aggrandizing boast of the highest order, and a melding of the resistance with the media.
President Trump and his White House allies are mounting a counterattack on the Bob Woodward book, but let’s just say he's no Omarosa.
It would be tempting to call the Brett Kavanaugh hearing a circus, but that would be unfair to clowns and jugglers.
I have said since Donald Trump got into the campaign that he has every right to hit back at the media that he believes covers him unfairly.
It seems like just about everyone is unhappy with Google at one time or another, given its dominant role in helping the world sort through the endless flood of online information.
Lanny Davis, who has been engaged in high-stakes crisis management and political lawyering for decades, says he made a mistake.
No matter when John McCain left this earth, he would have been praised to the skies by the journalists who admired him enormously, even though they liked him far better when he was taking on his own party.
So how much does all this sound and fury affect the midterms?
Yes, it's true, neither of the bombshell convictions that rocked the media and political world within minutes has anything to do with Russian collusion.
The indictment of Chris Collins, the Republican congressman from upstate New York, on insider trading charges is an unmitigated disaster for him, even though some prognosticators say he could win reelection anyway.
Okay, I get it.
Their cases could not be more different.
After years of deflection and foot-dragging, the major tech companies are finally having to take steps toward policing their own content.
As his former campaign chairman stands trial in the Robert Mueller investigation, President Trump went off yesterday, distancing himself from Paul Manafort and calling for the entire probe to be shut down.
President Trump makes so much news that I could write a half-dozen columns today just on his latest comments and tweets—any one of which would lead the news in ordinary times.
It was somewhat encouraging to learn that President Trump was willing to invite the publisher of what he constantly attacks as the "failing" New York Times to talk through their differences.
One of the things that drives people crazy about Washington is all the pointless theater.
Lordy, there are tapes—along with a whole new wave of media questions about Donald Trump, his veracity, the break with his former lawyer, and his current lawyer saying "the president is not an idiot.
I think we can all agree that for a congresswoman to refer to a 28-year-old candidate as "this girl" is rather belittling.
A hollowed-out White House exists in the summer of 2018, with Trump unconstrained by banished or neutered advisers. But the level of disdain toward the media is much the same.
"Sean, we're getting killed in the media."
The media seem determined not to give the president a do-over.
As the searing criticism of President Trump grows even hotter, the latest leaks suggest that an old and damaging pattern is repeating itself.
President Trump gave his detractors plenty of ammunition while standing beside Vladimir Putin.
Stormy Daniels has been arrested, but I digress.
As Americans were just waking up for breakfast, they discovered that President Trump was ruining breakfast for NATO leaders.
Most conservatives are genuinely pleased with President Trump's Supreme Court choice, but there's a lack of excitement in some quarters.
In the end, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court was the man the media declared the front-runner from the beginning—before the handicapping spun out of control.