Michael Moynihan is a former cultural news editor at The Daily Beast.


As mayor of Burlington, Sanders praised the regimes of Nicaragua and Cuba—claiming bread lines were a sign of economic health and press censorship was necessary in wartime.

Literary Louses

Roberto Saviano’s new book on organized crime, ZeroZeroZero, contains numerous instances of apparent plagiarism, along with interviews with ‘sources’ who may not actually exist.

French Satire Experts

Hitler. Goebbels. Hebdo. Really? Can the PEN members boycotting Tuesday’s Courage Award for the slain French satirists really not tell the difference between racism and mocking racism?


The thawing of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba has elicited a lot of patronizing, asinine fretting about the imminent “Americanization” of Cuba.