Stories by Andrew O'Hehir

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Posted on: Nov 22, 2015, Source: Salon

Terrorists and the far right both see democracy as a decadent failure; at least ISIS admits they want to destroy it.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: Salon

Sure, Hillary trounced those clowns. But Benghazi true believers will fight on to save America—or destroy it.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2015, Source: Salon

The zombie party that cheated its way to power faces chaos, ruin and universal loathing. Now comes the bad part.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2015, Source: Salon

You might remember the sordid tale of prophet-rapist Warren Jeffs, but you don't know about his vast crime empire.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2015, Source: Salon

Behind the hateful rhetoric and paranoid fantasies, Trump conjures up the violent darkness of human history.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2015, Source: Salon

Inside the Koch brothers' secret plan to absorb Trump's ogre DNA, alter reality and attack Hillary from the left.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2015, Source: Salon

Can the cycle be broken?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: Salon

A gripping dramatization revisits the bizarre 1971 experiment that produced terrible discoveries about power.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2015, Source: Salon

There's a thin line between love and hate.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2015, Source: Salon

Hey white people: If we can get over our twisted relationship with the past, the future might actually be better.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2015, Source: Salon

Why is America so fascinated by Caitlyn Jenner and the Duggars? Because (unlike politics) they might mean something.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2015, Source: Salon

What's behind the morbid allure?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2015, Source: Salon

Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz call for more prisons and less gruel in Big Capital's Dickensian war against the poor.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2015, Source: Salon

There's a dark underbelly to recent antics.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2015, Source: Salon

America went to war for 10 years and we missed it. Now Iraq is back to torment us, as mythology and macho fantasy.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2015, Source: Salon

Yeah, the French look like merde arresting a comedian for a Facebook post. But we're free-speech hypocrites too.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: Salon

The NYC cop crisis taps into a vein of authoritarian longing -- but the real risk of fascism may be harder to see.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: Salon

Don't believe the haters! From a Texas family epic to class war on a train, it was an amazing year at the movies.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: Salon

It seems that North Korea has assassinated a really dumb movie.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2014, Source: Salon

Can we quit pretending torture is some huge departure from America's behavior?

Posted on: Dec 7, 2014, Source: Salon

Americans have surrendered democracy—the consequences are murder.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2014, Source: Salon

If the Ferguson tragedy offers a vivid reminder of our bitter divisions, it also offers moments of revelation.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Part Tarantino, part Coen Bros.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Will American politics ever break free from its "Groundhog Day" nightmare? Someday—but it might not be pretty.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2014, Source: Salon

Two courageous reporters dug up dark government secrets. Only one was betrayed by his peers. Why did it happen?

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: Salon

A gripping real-life spy thriller about the Snowden-Greenwald meetings got several standing ovations at NY premiere.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: Salon

Here's what A.O. Scott's lamentation about adulthood in pop culture misses: our economic transformation.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2014, Source: Salon

Recognizing the historic burden of whiteness is not self-abasement or lame apology.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2014, Source: Salon

Ferguson offers white people a chance to understand the price of our privilege—and the way it oppresses us, too.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Israel's harshest critics and most ardent defenders agree on one thing: The battle is really about America.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2014, Source: Salon

A modest proposal that might redeem the GOP (or at least make it a lot cooler): Seize the marijuana moment.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2014, Source: Salon

Once a defense of the war on terror, Michael Bay's robot franchise mirrors the GOP's decline into paranoid whining.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2014, Source: Salon

The 99 percent fight back aboard a train to nowhere, in a dazzling action flick that's also a political parable.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: Salon

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption — and paid a cruel price.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: Salon

The widow of Carl Sagan discusses science vs. religion, and how men get credit for her work.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2014, Source: Salon

No, a made-up monster didn’t cause a tragic crime.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: Salon

Dumped by public TV, this long-brewing documentary explores the Koch brothers, Wisconsin and the death of the GOP.

Posted on: May 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Most critiques of democracy as it currently exists assume that democracy can and should be fixed. Is that too optimistic?

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: Salon

Magnificent action, visual daring and an unexpected moral depth make the new "Godzilla" an awesome surprise.

Posted on: May 3, 2014, Source: Salon

Shaming an old creep for his outmoded bigotry was empty political theater, and did nothing to address real racism.