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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 using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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