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Sad Sign of the Times

After a fewer-than-hoped-for seventy employees of The New York Times accepted buyouts from the paper by this Tuesday's deadline, looks... More

The Whirligig of TIME

The New Republic is feeling a tad photo-plagiarized today. TIME magazine’s new Obama/Clinton cover is, it says, pretty similar to... More

Primary Night Metaphor-o-rama!

MSNBC’s minstrels love analogies as much as they love politics

Six hours is a lot of airtime to fill. Especially when, as was the case for the majority of last... More

Big Bird, Meet the Grouch

Cable flips out over Obama’s “offensive gesture”

Mr. Obama, we know things are getting rough out there on the campaign trail. We know campaigning can take its... More

Dancing with the Stars: The Trade Summit Edition

When Bush and NAFTA dance together, the president leads

I’m here, with political reporters, in New Orleans—where, for the past two days, President Bush has been in summit meetings... More

The Papal Visit: By the Numbers

Counting the coverage of Benedict XVI’s U.S. trip

60,000 rough number of people who came to see Pope Benedict XVI celebrate Mass at New York’s Yankee Stadium on... More

Kicker Mailbag: “The questions asked by Stephanopoulos and Gibson matter to voters”

In response to our Kicker post about Jon Stewart's satirical analysis of the ABC debate—and to our general frustration with... More

Jon Stewart weighs in on the ABC debate

Leave it to Jon Stewart to condense Fight Night's frustrations into a neat little nutshell. After airing the debate-specific-but-Daily Show-obligatory... More

19,742

That's the number of comments posted to ABC News's Web site in response to the outlet's article about Wednesday night's... More

Rock the Vote (Don’t Rock the Vote, Baby…)

Debate dissonance in Philly

Talk about mixed messages. Last night's debate, as ABC News informed us again and again, was the last meeting of... More

It’s a Bittersweet Symphony…

PA voters: to be (bitter) or not to be (bitter)

Ah, BitterGate. Everything you're not supposed to talk about at parties—religion! class! "liberal elitism"! the Second Amendment!—all rolled into one... More

Matt Taibbi Isn’t Sexist

He dislikes everyone, equally

For the record, Matt Taibbi's no misogynist. Or, well, even if he is, he's sexist on top of being ageist... More

Airing…Dirty Laundry?

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has published the index of talk radio's content for the week of March 31... More

In Which Bill Clinton Won’t Let Sleeping Dogs…Well, You Know

Bill, Bill, Bill. Shh…

Message to Bill Clinton: Zip it. Well, that's Hillary's message to her husband, anyway; ours is more along the lines... More

The Rather Suit: What Was Dismissed

…and what remains

As has been reported here and elsewhere, Justice Ira Gammerman—the judge hearing Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS—today issued a motion... More

It doesn’t add up - A science writer questions the conventional wisdom of US-born STEM workers

#Realtalk: Dear reader - For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews

Falling for internet hoaxes - Some people who share satire don’t realize they’re missing the punchline

Digital First plans layoffs (Updated) - High-level executives and high-profile digital projects targeted

Nobody’s that lucky’—except in Florida’s lottery? - Palm Beach Post ferrets out lottery fraud, prompts tightening of “meager” safeguards


The future of Facebook may not say ‘Facebook’

The future of the social network is apps—lots and lots of apps

Bitcoin creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ unmasked-again?

A linguistics analysis suggests that Nick Szabo, a well known name in cryptography circles, is the mysterious father of the digital currency

The Center for Public Integrity’s response to ABC News

“I urge you to go to your reporters and engage in serious self-examination”

The slaughter bench of history

How war has made the world safer and richer

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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