Bottom Line: No Clown

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*+-Carl Matthes: Deciphering FOX’s wording into actual English, Ailes really said to Beck, “Get out. We’re overstocked with clowns and you’re not a cash cow anymore.”

It’s Morning in Reagan Studies

*+-The argument of The Reagan Revolution belies its title: according to Troy, there was no Reagan revolution. This is not to say Reagan was an inconsequential president: Troy portrays him as a man who changed the nation’s political climate even if he never changed its topography.

Can’t Take a Joke

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*+-By Mary Lyon — “Outside of basic intelligence, there is nothing more important to a good political cartoonist than ill will.” –Jules Pfeiffer

When “Oops” ISN’T Enough

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*+-Erich Segal, the author of “Love Story,” once put the phrase “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” into the official collection of favorite American catch-phrases. Up until very recently, we’ve had to suffer under a latter-day perversion of that: “The ‘War on Terror’ means never having to say you’re sorry.” Now, however, comes […]