Last Week's Top 5 Hits at


These were the most popular columns at last week:

Beck U: The excitable Fox News host goes to college, by Michael C. Moynihan (7/7)

The Government's Catastrophic Response to the Oil Disaster: Washington's reaction is causing greater damage than the event itself, by Jon Basil Utley (7/9)

A Cast Study in Local News Futility: A Pennsylvania TV station utterly botches an important story about police officers and transparency, by Radley Balko (7/7)

The Death of Neoliberalism: Pro-market Democrats disappeared just when we needed them most, by Matt Welch (7/6)

Civil Rights and Armed Self-Defense: Understanding Clarence Thomas' extraordinary concurring opinion in McDonald v. Chicago, by Damon W. Root (7/9)