Watch Matt Welch Talk Democratic Convention on Tonight’s <em>Real Time with Bill Maher</em>

Watch Matt Welch Talk Democratic Convention on Tonight’s <em>Real Time with Bill Maher</em>

Tonight at 10 p.m. ET I will be talking all things Democratic National Convention on HBO’s comedic current-affairs program Real Time with Bill Maher, along with co-panelists Cornel West and Alex Wagner of The Atlantic. The top-of-the-show interview will be with recently unified Hillary Clinton supporter Bernie Sanders, and the mid-show addition will be former […]

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Is Global Warming a Sign of the End Times?

The folks over at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication conducted a poll of 1,200 or so Americans regarding their religious and climate beliefs. It turns out that not insignficant percentages of Americans think that global warming is definitely or probably a sign of the approaching End Timeshttp://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/global-warming-god-end-times/. Some Christians believe that various Millennarian […]

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Tall People Vote Conservative, Says New Study

Being the in 99th percentile in stature for American males, I was mildly intrigued by the new study, “Height, Income and Voting.” The study finds that in Britain “taller individuals are more likely to support the Conservative party, support conservative policies, and vote conservative.” Specifically, the researchers report that a one-inch increase in height increases […]

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Clinton Makes History, Intelligence Officials Would Like to Keep Trump in the Dark, Conventions Finally Over: P.M. Links

Hillary Clinton makes history. The D.C. metro had a really, really bad day. An unofficial Black Lives Matter group endorsed Republican Sen. Rob Portman for re-election. Donald Trump blames the RNC for poor convention ratings. U.S. intelligencd officials are wary of giving Trump access to national security briefings. Yeah, Gary Johnson’s religious freedom answers were […]

Friday A/V Club: What We Left at the World's Fair

Friday A/V Club: What We Left at the World's Fair

The world’s fairs of the 20th century, Virginia Postrel once wrote, “encouraged visitors to equate progress and technological optimism with the Galbraithian vision of stable, heavily bureaucratic, industrial quasi-monopolies—the corporate version of nation states—working with government to determine the future.” The World of Tomorrow, a made-for-TV documentary from 1984, looks back at the most famous […]

Peter Suderman Talks Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and <em>Star Trek</em> on The Federalist Radio Hour

Peter Suderman Talks Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and <em>Star Trek</em> on The Federalist Radio Hour

I joined guest host Mary Katherine Ham on today’s edition of The Federalist Radio Hour. We talked about all things 2016: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic conventions, Gary Johnson and the possibilities for third-party candidates. Also: Star Trek.  You can listen to the whole thing below. 

Page Lights Up Netflix’s <em>Tallulah</em>: New at Reason

Page Lights Up Netflix’s <em>Tallulah</em>: New at Reason

There’s a summary moment perhaps midway through Tallulah that’s funny and telling and, upon contemplation, poignant. Ellen Page, as the vagabond title character, has just breezily made a wretched mess of the living room of an upscale New York apartment living room belonging to her elegant, not-quite-mother-in-law Margo (Allison Janney). “Were you raised by wolves?” demands the […]

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