What Campaign Cash Buys →
Paul Waldman on the Mario Solis Marich show discussing his story What Campaign Cash Buys. #campaign cash
Are Political Parties the Real Losers in Citizens... →
My friends keep talking to me about how they want to start a Web site, but they...– Choire Sicha, in a nice profile of The Awl in the Times, makes a point that even big media companies sometimes miss: This is not impossible. Yes, profits can be smaller online, but there are enough cheap tools out there that make professional-quality publishing available to anyone, and, if you’re...
Comedian Stephen Colbert walks off The View set in jest, recalling an earlier incident this week during which hosts Whoopie Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off the set when Bill O’Reilly said “Muslims killed us on 9/11.”
Is Gridlock Good?
“[G]ridlock is not neutral. It is corrosive. The policy results that follow are neither centrist nor stable. Rather, stalemate in Washington leads to a slow and steady deterioration of governance — deterioration that is at the heart of our present economic crisis.” —Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson
Robert Reich on the perils of the book tour
Several years ago, I was put in the window of a Midwestern bookstore next to a large sign announcing, “Robert Reich is here to sign his latest book.” Some passers-by glanced curiously into the window; a few stopped to gawk. I lamely smiled and waved. The ordeal lasted only a half-hour, but the humiliation is still with me. Here I was, having written from conviction on an issue I felt...
Tumblr: Building Communities, Decimating...
A conversation I just had with Julian Sanchez, a frequent TAP contributor: me: so this is a thing: http://fuckyeahgrantmorrison.tumblr.com/ Julian: well, there goes my afternoon Julian, in addition to being a privacy wonk, is something of a comics aficionado. And how, pray tell, did I stumble upon this wonder? Well, I check to see how you lovely people are taking our posts, and one of our...
Conservatives Redefine "Abuse of Power"
Adam Serwer: The conventions of traditional journalism force reporters — including cable-news hosts for whom collecting unemployment is as much of an abstraction as a terrorist attack — to represent this kind of alarmist nonsense as part of a balanced debate between two sides. The result is a complete redefinition of “abuse of power,” so that it refers almost exclusively...
My new strategy for public radio on the web
publicradiointernational: Auto-tune everything.
(Courtesy of the World Economic Forum) George Soros, a major funder of progressive causes, criticized President Obama today for giving in to deficit hawks amid an economic recession. “To cut government spending at a time of large-scale unemployment would be to ignore the lessons of history,” he said.