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Slim Pickens

It's a red-letter evening for everyone's favorite crotchety-oil-baron-turned-wind-power-advocate. Tonight, T. Boone Pickens will run his very own post-debate "Live Event"--an... More

Everything in Moderation?

McCain's "It’s hard to reach across the aisle from that far to the left" line just got a very audible... More

Shades of Lincoln-Douglas…and Linda Richmond

Jim Lehrer seems big on getting the candidates to, you know, talk amongst themselves. In this, he is ostensibly subscribing... More

Red, Blue, and Grey’s Anatomy

9:05 - We're watching the presidential debate on CNN, which includes an "Audience Reaction" meter as a permanent chyron on... More

Things We Lost in the Fire

A selection of stories that got buried in the news of financial turmoil

This week, the financial crisis dominated the headlines, and rightly so—it's a huge, history-making story. But the myopic financial focus... More

A Time for Tick-Tock

The New York Times's lead story this morning was, naturally, a summary of last night's dramatic meta-meltdown: the meltdown of... More

Camp McCain Pool Report: “Utter Confusion”

From McCain's most recent pool report: McCain now boarding plane at DCA with Cindy, Salter, Rudy Giuliani, wife Judith, and... More

Couric: No Love for the “Gov”?

Did Katie Couric show more, you know, deference to Joe Biden than she did to Sarah Palin in her interviews... More

McCain Wins Debate! Apparently!

One of Chris Cillizza's eagle-eyed readers makes a good catch: A Wall Street Journal story posted this morning (before, of... More

Huckateevee

Well. Like a hover craft meeting the mothership, Mike Huckabee will finally, as has long been rumored, get his own... More

Debate’s On! People on the Street in Oxford Doubtless Relieved!

On today's American Morning, CNN's Susanne Malveaux conducted the obvious ultimate person-on-the-street story, reported from the current Ground Zero of... More

More Fantastic Financial News

Or, you know, not. According to figures released yesterday by the marketing info firm TNS Media Intelligence, "ad spending during... More

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

On Monday's Campaign Desk, I suggested that mainstream journalists--who, in their zeal to provide balanced, sober, and non-panic-inducing coverage of... More

License and Registration

Ever wondered how the campaign and the economy's woes intersect in any pragmatic way in the lives of average voters?... More

1,000 Words of Bailout Dealing

Well, everyone, looks like we have ourselves a bailout deal. The Washington Post reports, House and Senate negotiators emerged from... 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


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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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