Michael Kinsley

Michael Kinsley is a columnist for the Washington Post and the founding editor of Slate.

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Oct. 5 2011 12:18 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “The Ken Burns Flinch” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new Ken Burns documentary Prohibition, Ikea, and the corpulence of Chris Christie.
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July 22 2009 3:14 PMHow the Web Makes My Job as Columnist Harder
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June 5 2009 5:51 PMSotomayor and Law & OrderWhy powerful women, like the Supreme Court nominee, love LNO.
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Sept. 16 2008 1:49 PMPoliticians Lie, Numbers Don'tAnd the numbers show that Democrats are better for the economy than Republicans.
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July 7 2008 11:56 AMAl Franken's QuandaryThe Minnesota Senate candidate has been telling jokes for 30 years. How does he explain away the bad ones?
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May 29 2008 12:17 PMI Hardly Know Me AnymoreThe Scott McClellan story.
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Feb. 25 2008 12:23 PMMcCain and the Times: the Real QuestionsMy apparent concern about the appearance of the possibility of the appearance of a possible affair.
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Feb. 2 2008 12:41 PMRemembering ReaganHow Romney and McCain rewrite history.
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Nov. 24 2007 7:48 AMFirst Lady or World Man?What experience is most valuable in a presidential candidate?
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Oct. 3 2007 3:58 PMJ'Accuse, Sort OfYou never know where you're going to find anti-Semitic propaganda.
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Aug. 30 2007 10:32 AMWorkin' Private EquityGoin' down, down, down.
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Dec. 11 2006 9:03 PMIt's Not ApartheidJimmy Carter's moronic new book about Israel.
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Nov. 27 2006 9:00 PMLike I CareOn the Internet, everybody knows you're a dog.
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Nov. 13 2006 9:05 PMBake Me a Cake, Baker ManWhy the Baker commission won't fix Iraq.
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Oct. 29 2006 7:08 AMReturn of the Yellow DogA case for voting for the party over the person.
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May 17 2010 4:12 PMThe Secret Vice of Power WomenLaw & Order.
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July 20 2009 5:19 PMWho's Better Informed, Newspaper Readers or Web Surfers?
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Nov. 4 2008 9:31 PMMcCain's Last MistakeUndivided government won't be as bad as he warned it would be.
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Aug. 31 2008 10:36 AMNo Experience NecessaryHow Sarah Palin made the GOP change its mind about presidential qualifications.
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June 9 2008 12:54 PMWords, Words, WordsA brilliant new scheme for measuring the productivity of journalists.
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March 26 2008 4:45 PMLost Time Making UpThe political costs of primping.
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Feb. 21 2008 2:59 PMDefining Victory DownwardNo, the surge is not a success.
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Dec. 1 2007 6:40 AMSimple GiftsThe problems with Thompson's and Huckabee's tax plans.
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Oct. 20 2007 7:05 AMA Viable AlternativeDefending the tax the GOP wants to kill.
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Sept. 15 2007 7:14 AMThe Wacky World of Student LoansHow banks rip off college students and the government.
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Aug. 24 2007 4:15 PMGhost WarsBush's unreliable speechwriter.
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Dec. 4 2006 9:05 PMSins of the FatherHow Bush's family life opposes his rhetoric.
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Nov. 20 2006 9:00 PMThe Free Market Free-for-AllProof that the stock market is irrational.
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Nov. 6 2006 9:16 PMPelosi's PlatformHow the Democrats could govern if they win the House.
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Oct. 20 2006 6:49 AMFolier Than ThouThe po-faced contest between Republicans and Democrats.

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