In a long piece that ran this weekend, Washington Post reporter Greg Jaffe tells the story of Robert Carlson, a soldier who, in 2012, having beaten his wife late at night during an alcohol-fueled argument, then fired numerous rounds from a pistol at police cars approaching his house.
Carlson was eventually sentenced to eight years in a military prison for what he did that night. Much of Jaffe’s piece is spent detailing mitigating circumstances for Carlson’s actions—in particular his multiple combat tours, his harrowing experiences during them, and a diagnosis of PTSD that his defense team made heavy use of during the trial. Writes Jaffe:
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday shows that more Americans than ever view the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as a serious threat.
The Washington Post is continuing to run Russian propaganda in a paid section included in the newspaper that closely resembles the hard news pages.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that President Obama may postpone his sweeping executive actions on immigration until after the midterm elections. Why? Because Democrats are begging him to:
The two-step plan would bow to the concerns of Democratic lawmakers running in Republican-leaning states who have expressed opposition to Obama’s plans to act unilaterally on the hot-button issue. Some Democratic senators have said he should wait for Congress to pass legislation.
Wait. Why would they want to do that? Aren’t the policies Obama is proposing on immigration wildly popular? That’s what they keep telling us, anyway. “I promise you, the American people don’t want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs,” he said earlier this month. If Democrats would simply stand with the president, then surely voters will reward them. Right?
Another aging feminist has attacked the Washington Free Beacon in a column published in a major publication, the Free Beacon has learned.
On Tuesday, New York Times columnist and amateur pothead Maureen Dowd lashed out at the anti-Clinton website for its “nasty cracks” about Hillary Clinton’s advanced age. (Context: Dowd, 62, is four years younger than Clinton.)
To paraphrase Judge Potter Stewart’s enduring assessment of hard-core pornography: when it comes to knowing when a seasoned journalist is past her prime, we know it when we see it.
After reading Ruth Marcus’s latest column in the Washington Post, we are compelled to render such a verdict, effective immediately.
A recent Free Beacon analysis found that President Obama is incapable of throwing a baseball correctly. A subsequent Washington Post analysis has confirmed these findings.
The Post created the following chart showing how well various celebrities have performed on the pitching mound. It’s not pretty:
The Washington Post on Monday compiled a series of figures showing that Koch Industries is not the largest holder of mineral leases in Canada’s “oil sands,” contradicting prior reporting by the paper.