Timothy Egan

07/03/2015 - 2:44pm

    In one of the little acts of subversion that creeps into “The Simpsons” every now and then, a helicopter from Fox News was shown in 2010 with a logo, “Not Racist, But #1 With Racists.”

    So it can be said of the Republican...

06/25/2015 - 12:38pm

    A week of absurdity around a confused racial con artist, and a massacre in a black church brings us to this: Friday was the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, when the last of the American slaves were told they were free. Now, to put it to good use, at a time...

05/14/2015 - 8:03pm

    In 2008, Mike Huckabee ran for president as a likable chucklehead who had lost 100 pounds. And you can, too! Now he's running for president as a grievance-burdened theocrat who has lost his mind. In the interim, he lent his name to infomercials hawking...

05/07/2015 - 3:59pm

    In a normal year, no one in California looks twice at a neighbor's lawn, that mane of bluegrass thriving in a sun-blasted desert. Or casts a scornful gaze at a fresh-planted almond grove, saplings that now stand accused of future water crimes. Or...

04/16/2015 - 5:48pm

    Imagine him in the last week of his life, 150 years ago this month. Shuffling, clothes hanging loosely on the 6-foot-4-inch frame, that tinny voice, a face much older than someone of 56. "I am a tired man," he said. "Sometimes I think I am...

03/26/2015 - 8:43pm

    You probably know from his weepy reminiscences that the speaker of the House, John Boehner, once worked as a bartender and a janitor, and took seven years to get out of college. Maybe you've heard that Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is a preacher's...

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