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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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