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Nose-Wrinkling

Ah, the style feature. Sarah Palin is approaching the debate podium, y’all, so call in the body language experts, the... More

Rescue Me

John McCain, economic semantician

First it was President Bush calling the bailout a rescue plan. Now McCain is following suit, telling John Roberts of... More

News Not Found

Banking Web sites should provide more news to customers

If you were a Wachovia customer reading the top stories on The New York Times’s Web site this weekend, you... More

Straight Ahead

McCain won't look at Obama--and not just when he's delivering his points. (Maybe he's too busy looking into Putin's eyes,... More

Maverick Me

"Is there a word where if you say it, it's automatically not true?" asks Kathy (a.k.a. McCain self-references, calls himself... More

Ya Hear?

9:33pm: Obama touts Google for Government. Yes, transparency. Is Sarah Palin listening? More

Where’s Barack?

9:20pm: Still? Earmarks? Also, Obama is at least occasionally addressing McCain directly as "John." (For instance: "That's not true, John.")... More

Here. Now.

9:10pm: Let's talk about it -- we can negotiate it right here, Lehrer says about the bailout plan. Does this... More

Unpacking the $700 Billion

Papers should embrace context, clarity and skepticism

Since the federal bailout of Wall Street was proposed earlier this week, the press has done its best to try... More

Ready, Set, Voter Psychology!

Voter analysis needs both psychology and logistics

There’ve been several articles recently about the Minds of Voters—some good; others quite bad. (Gawker has a roundup here.) A... More

Painting A Portrait With A Pipeline

WaPo’s strong take on Palin as executive

Here’s props to The Washington Post for an article today that substantively reports on Sarah Palin’s executive style. Starting with... More

The Bridge Goes Nowhere New

Reporters are mining the offshoot stories of the Bridge to Nowhere, but to what end?

ProPublica has a detailed article about the $26 million construction of the Gravina Island Highway, the road that was supposed... More

Ringing True, but Late

Katherine Seelye at The New York Times has a good piece up about the persistence of campaign lies, even after... More

How Would Jack London Vote?

Apparently, Democrat. He might have voted for Ron Paul. But probably not for Palin (I mean... McCain-Palin). Here's the reason,... More

Not-So-Starry Night

LAT’s predictably “Hollywood” coverage of Obama fundraiser

So the Los Angeles Times covered the big Obama fundraiser in Hollywood last night. There’s plenty mention of the stars... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The top spook’s stupid gag order

The nation’s top spy has prohibited all of his spies from talking with reporters about “intelligence-related information” unless officially authorized to speak

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Andrew Sullivan on the new Slate+

Why liberals have fallen for Thomas Piketty

The French economist gives the American left a sturdy framework for its economic ideas

The greatest threat to women

Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it

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