The origins of Staten Island's "forgotten" status.
Last night Obama called Joe Biden a "happy warrior." There have been others before him.
In every election to follow 2000 the Bush-Gore cliffhanger, pundits have wondered, could the most dramatic presidential election in living memory happen again (and thus throw us into another month of rapt pundit-watching on cable TV)? Spoiler alert: Yes! But it probably won't!
As Newt Gingrich continues to pledge he'll stay in the race, reporters and Republicans warn that he risks "tarnishing his legacy." But whence began this fear that a prolonged but futile fight for the nomination would destroy one's historical record for posterity?
As American media comments on Trayvon Martin's death, the word "hoodlum" has spiked in usage.
Romney's joke on Letterman last year that "I'm the guy in the photo that comes in your picture frame," seems to be on everyone's mind this month.
To criticize President Obama, Mitt Romney has taken up a seemingly odd application of one of the Democrats' favorite attacks on George W. Bush.
"The Mitts come off" appears to be a simple infusion of two things journalists love: Mitt Romney puns and perennial political phrases.
Newt Gingrich's supporters have ironically reclaimed an already ironic pun.
Yesterday, White House fact checkers sought to disprove the falsehoods put forward by ... the White House.
Even 2,500 years after Ancient Athenians conceived of democracy, we can't stop talking about it, especially after the news broke that Greece decided to put Europe's rescue package up for a country-wide referendum.
"Heads I win tails you lose," is an old game of rigged odds, but it's been getting a lot of play among this week's opinion writers, concerned as they are with the state of our financial industry.
Uniting news reports from across the east coast, Weather.com declared this weekend's storm, "a snowtober to remember."
The cliche: Offering unsolicited advice is pretty much a pundit's job description, but when writing about Occupy Wall Street, they seem compelled to note that the protesters themselves do not actually seek their guidance.
Rick Perry has become the latest candidate to embrace simplicity as a first principle, by proposing a flat-tax that is measured by its tax form rather than its policy merits.
"Boomlet," with its implicit sense of inevitable decline, has been a favorite word for Cain even when he polled in the single digits.
An unusually silly sounding word has become the preferred way to describe the GOP front-runner.
Yes, a site that specializes in daily deals has lowered the price of its own IPO, but is there a fresher joke to be made?
Maybe it was once clever to declare Obama the winner of a debate he didn't participate in, but the joke is not wearing well with repetition.
The GOP primary race was all so flat and predictable, but then in August, it went on a wild ride.
It's the current darling among a rash of puns on the Hermanator's name.
The most popular descriptor of Apple's CEO says a lot about him.
Occupy Wall Street protesters face charges of hypocrisy for using pricey laptops
The two CEOs have much in common, but tech reporters weren't always so sure.
It's the favorite way to talk about the Republican fantasies of a perfect 2012 nominee
As a research satellite falls to Earth, so too, does Perry, pundits say.
One phrase proves a perennial predictor of the nation's mood.
Astronomers have a well-worn strategy for making headlines
An investigation into just who declared irony dead in the wake of 9/11/2001.
Remember, what's cliché before a debate remains cliché after the debate too.
Overused metaphor puts the women of finance alongside pandas and bald eagles
The current market turmoil has found its favorite catchphrase
Journalists settle on a rather silly word for a rather silly story
Multiple uses of this well-used cliché in the wake of the storm are becoming, well, cliché
People might be making a "Come on Eileen" pun, or they might be confused
Most everyone compared the Apple CEO to Edison today. It wasn't always a compliment
The dictator's son apparently fooled us all with his blindingly well-tailored suits
Decidedly non-Texan journos love the language of the Western
Each time the Obamas go to the Vineyard, a clinical phrase gets an unusual amount of play
A Parliamentary committee's characterization of Murdoch revelations took hold
Chalk up another similarity between Rick Perry and George W. Bush
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