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Dowd’s Gravitas

NYT opinion columnist pulls the “earnest” card

Maureen Dowd’s column in today’s New York Times is a serious, even earnest, take on Colin Powell’s late-in-the-game endorsement of... More

News Hog(wash)

McCain wins battle for headlines. Will he win the election?

The central question that Michael Tomasky asks in the most recent New York Review of Books is this: “Can a... More

Vulgus, Schmulgus

Kristol goes astray on Noonan

In The New York Times today, William Kristol takes issue with Peggy Noonan’s proclamation that “the Palin candidacy is a... More

What’s Rich?

Joe Wurzelbacher and the politics of the “middle class”

Wednesday’s presidential debate may or may not have changed the race for John McCain, but there was one thing that... More

Voters and Race

The race issue is sometimes better served in portraits, not polling theories

I mentioned earlier this week that articles about theories like the Bradley Effect run the risk of zooming out too... More

Arab or Decent?

McCain’s weak denunciation of woman’s comment didn’t get enough press pushback

On Friday, a woman at a McCain rally in Minnesota said she didn’t trust Obama because he was “an Arab.”... More

The Comeback (To Substance)

Comeback narratives should take a backseat to substantive coverage

The Los Angeles Times’s top political story this morning has the headline: “McCain is looking for another comeback.” Its point... More

The Bradley Effect, Redux?

How helpful are the reassessments of the much-debated theory? Not very.

The New York Times and The Washington Post both printed articles this weekend on the Bradley Effect and its forecasted... More

About That Mortgage Proposal

It’s not just about the rhetoric wars

In the days following the second presidential debate, the McCain campaign has pressed the “Who is Barack Obama?” field of... More

Blogs Alive

The temporary virtues of live blogging

Last night’s presidential debate provided yet another opportunity for political Web sites to unleash their best (or most willing) bloggers... More

Pronunciation as Shibboleth

The Economist's "Democracy in America" blog is irritated by the National Review's myopic focus on Obama's pronunciation of Pakistan last... More

Palin, Fey, Palin…Stop

Why the parody shouldn’t become the news

Here’s a suggestion for the networks: stop allotting so much tube time to Tina Fey. As the skilled impersonator of... More

Sarah vs. Sarah

The wrong frame, through and through

Both Alessandra Stanley in today’s New York Times and Tom Shales in today’s Washington Post wrote stories about Sarah Palin’s... More

Who, Exactly, Gotcha?

Let’s identify wild finger pointing for what it is

As Liz noted yesterday morning, Howard Kurtz’s column in Thursday’s Washington Post focused on the McCain camp’s accusation that the... More

Red Blogger Says

The Economist blog's "red blogger" thinks "the non-combative format of the debate" is helping Biden more than it is Palin,... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


I’m a black journalists quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

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