Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers
The problem with Politfact’s work on this is that they’re really comparing apples and oranges. The Pew studies measured viewers’ knowledge of certain basic matters that no one is actually suggesting Fox News misinforms its viewers on. No one is arguing that Fox News misleads its audience about which party controls Congress, what volcano erupted last week, or whether John Bolton’s mustache...
Bathroom reading is a certain kind of reading—episodic, but encouraging first...– Margaret Atwood describes her media diet to Heather Horn. Read the rest at The Atlantic Wire (via theatlantic) We here at The Prospect collectively agree that iPhones (and smartphones in general) have revolutionized bathroom reading. Your thoughts?
The Cheat Sheet: Carpe Per Diem →
cheatsheet: Am I supposed to be charging meals While I am away from Juneau? Or does per diem cover my meals— I haven’t charged any meals to the state, Just a couple of coffees while outside During these six months in office. Am I doing this right? What about Todd’s meals If he’s traveling for First Gentlemen… She’s a poet and she didn’t even know it.
Verone didn’t want to scare anyone. He executed... →
Committing crime because in prison, you get health care.
What happens when a GOP group invites a Barack... →
nationaljournal: http://whathillarywhispered.tumblr.com/ And it is wonderful.
A Radical Experiment
Segregation nation: Omaha’s project is our country’s most radical experiment in socioeconomic integration. (Since a 2007 Supreme Court decision, Seattle v. the People United, limited race-based approaches to school integration, virtually all efforts have been based on income.) To be sure, as a model it is not without its problems: Bitter conflict plagued the process of creating the Learning...
I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government...– Some of the principles being taught to children attending a Tampa summer camp run by a Tea Party-affiliated group. (via theweekmagazine) Definitely not the kind of camp we grew up going to…
Attorney General of VA teaches churches how to be... →
nationaljournal: Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., resigned on Thursday but that didn’t stop the late night hosts from making a few last jokes at his expense. Conan O’Brien: “It’s sort of a good news, bad news thing. The good news is that Congressman Weiner resigned. The bad news, he made the announcement shirtless over Skype.” Today’s Must See Moment — Fast Forward to 1:00, Jimmy Kimmel isn’t...
Report: Gay marriage bill one vote shy of clearing... →
bbook asked: re: what kind of cake?
Momofuku's Crack Pie
Momofuku's Crack Pie
How can Republicans run train on the government... →
Bob Kuttner explains.