Category: Politics

The Tribes of Climate Change

By MATT SHAPIRO This last week, I had a small conversation with Jason Emory Parker about climate change. I would say Emory is on “the left” and I’m on “the right” on this issue, but we...

The Homeless Conservative

By MATT SHAPIRO Last week, I flew from Seattle to Washington, D.C., to teach a workshop on data visualization. I have done this a few times, back in 2015 in what now seems like...

PolitiFact’s Own Truth Rating? Biased

  By MATT SHAPIRO When it comes to fact-checking, no organization is better known than PolitiFact. The online fact-checking project operated by the Tampa Bay Times is synonymous with the concept of the fact-check...

Don’t Attack Carrier. Attack Tesla.

Credit: Joseph Thornton via flickr By MATT SHAPIRO When President-elect Donald Trump announced the “Carrier deal” in Indiana, the reactions across the pundit-sphere were predictable. Everyone who hates Trump hated this deal and everyone...

Please, Nominate This Man

Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons By JORDAN ECARMA and MATT SHAPIRO Back in what seems like a much more innocent time (2004), National Review published a tongue-in-cheek cover story on Howard Dean asking...

Stop Pretending Hillary Isn’t Terrible

I’m willing to buy this, but only if he curses out Hillary for being such a terrible person By MATT SHAPIRO I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian so I’m pretty used to...

Is Hillary’s Health Fair Game?

I honestly don’t want to get into the details about Hillary Clinton’s health because it is none of my business. And it’s none of your business.

2016 RedState Gathering: Let’s (Not) Talk Politics

The 2016 RedState Gathering was a time for conservatives to come together and remember what unites them in such a divisive year. We took the opportunity to ask some conservative friends to forget about politics for a minute to answer two very important questions: What are you drinking and what are you reading?