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  1. Behind the News

    U.S. Press Corps in Afghanistan Up 20 Percent!

    February 26, 2005 01:16 AM

    Recently our competitor, American Journalism Review, reported that only five U.S. news organizations have full-time reporters or stringers in Afghanistan. Well, there's a new guy in town. But don't expect to see him bellying up to the bar... Continue reading

  2. Behind the News

    Party’s Over

    February 21, 2005 01:10 PM

    A famously irresponsible gun owner, The Doctor had plenty of weapons to choose from, and he no doubt put some thought into which one he would use to end his life. The inspired works of Hunter Stockton Thompson may be... Continue reading

  3. Politics

    Without Value

    November 3, 2004 05:36 PM

    The National Election Pool's widely cited exit polls found that 22 percent of all voters cited "moral values" as the most important reason they chose their candidate -- and of those voters, 80 percent cast their ballots for Bush.... Continue reading

  4. Politics

    Terrorists on US Election: “Who Cares?”

    October 9, 2004 01:01 PM

    Perhaps the most significant unexamined charge in the campaign is the question of who "the enemy" -- whether it be Kim Jong Il or Osama bin Laden, Iraqi militias or Iranian mullahs -- wants to win the election. President Bush... Continue reading

  5. Politics

    Is $100 Oil a Campaign Story? And If Not, Why Not?

    September 17, 2004 05:23 PM

    By Corey Pein After Wednesday's OPEC meeting and in time for yesterday's papers, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the Iraq war could take the price of oil up to $100 a barrel. Who cares? Apparently, not a lot... Continue reading

  6. Behind the News

    Hospital Report

    September 10, 2004 05:06 PM

    Campaign Desk had an aneurysm today. The cause, medical experts found, was a story in the Los Angeles Times headlined "Cheney Says Iraq Harbored Al Qaeda -- Hussein gave 'sanctuary' to Bin Laden's terrorism group and others, vice president... Continue reading

  7. Politics

    “And Now, Here’s Wolf Blitzer, Fresh Back From a Sitdown With Osama bin Laden!”

    August 12, 2004 10:50 AM

    By Corey Pein Those are words you're not going to be hearing this election year -- nor probably next year, nor the year after that. But why? The campaign press frequently reminds us that international terrorism may be... Continue reading

  8. Politics

    A Summer Surprise?

    July 9, 2004 04:00 PM

    The trouble with reporting on shady political schemes is that they usually can't be proven. You need a Deep Throat, or, at least, a Gary Sick. A necessary refresher: In 1980, the Reagan-Bush campaign feared that Jimmy Carter would pull... Continue reading

  9. Bio

    Corey Pein

    Corey Pein was an assistant editor at CJR.

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