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The Kicker

If Democrats do not contribute to the Greg Marx Retirement Fund, midterms will be costly

I’m not going to attempt to dissect each of the arguments made by Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen in their... More

A Late Arrival to the Party

Over at Politico, Mike Calderone reports that The Washington Post will be stepping up its Tea Party coverage. Local writers... More

Limiting Sunshine

Florida quite famously has one of the nation's most expansive public records access laws. And it's not uncommon for such... More

Said What?

The perils of relying on prepared remarks. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before a group of insurance executives today, ready... More

Remembering Where People Get Their News

Riffing off of Kevin Drum’s post about Terry McDermott’s cover story about Fox News in the latest CJR (which you... More

Joe the Plumber, You’ve Got Company

In an entirely unsurprising development, Charlie Crist is trying to capitalize on the Marco Rubio haircut story to claim the... More

More Fun With Headlines

Earlier today, Clint flagged this gem of headline word-smithery. Well, here is another chuckler, noteworthy for the very lack of... More

RadarOnline, Consider Yourself Warned

At The Monkey Cage, John Sides flags the fascinating Above the Law item that details how those short-lived "John Roberts... More

Rent a Newspaper Flack

Print subscribers to the Los Angeles Times awoke this morning to find this where the front page—you know, the one... More

I Heart T-Shirts About Journalism

For all you journalists out there who can get away with wearing T-shirts to work. More

Ripe Headline

Here's how the the Kansas City Star's Crime Scene KC blog headlined a post about a man heading to prison... More

How Will the End of Print Affect Old Loons Who Hoard Newspapers?

Count on my old friends at the Onion News Network to ask the really tough questions: How Will The End... More

China Daily has set up its biggest team yet to cover this important event.”

What important event, you ask? Some industrial scandal? Unrest in western provinces? Nope. The important event worthy of full court... More

Statement, no longer operative

This morning's print New York Times carried the following paragraphs in an article on whether or not Congressman Charlie Rangel... More

Shhh! It’s a Secret!

This made the rounds among journo-types yesterday, but in case you haven’t seen it, there’s an exciting development in the... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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