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Entries by Jason Linkins from 11/2010

David Broder: War With Iran Will Save Economy, Obama Presidency

Posted 11.01.2010 | Politics

So, David Broder has concerns! The economic situation in America is presenting a "daunting situation" that could prevent President Barack Obama from ...

Keith Olbermann Suspends 'Worst Person' Segment In Wake Of Rally To Restore Sanity (VIDEO)

Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

Days after "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart described cable teevee news as a "24-hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator" that exacerbates t...

Midterm Madness: The Year In Review (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

How have your would-be lawmakers responded to today's tough circumstances? With the most infantile, substance-free campaign in memory. 2010-11-02-insanitycopy.jpg

Sarah Palin's Anonymous Source Hypocrisy: She's Used Them Too

Posted 11.02.2010 | Media

For the past few days, Sarah Palin has been beefing with Politico after Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei published an article about how the GOP establishme...

The Real Story Of The Midterm Elections: Underemployment

Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

Given the current economic environment, the lesson from this election is that it's just much easier, and more succinct, to be warning of doom than it is to be assuaging fears.

This Is A News Website Article Raising The Curtain On The 2012 Election Upon the Conclusion Of The 2010 Election

Posted 11.03.2010 | Media

We begin with a wry joke, acknowledging the way this accelerated media age allows no respite at the end of one election cycle before proceeding headlong into the next.

Election Night On Cable TV: The Mediagasm (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2010 | Media

2010-11-04-holograms.jpgCable news coverage of yesterday's midterms was a pageant performed by the institution that knows the least about the lives of ordinary Americans.

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 11.07.2010 | Media

Well look, Democrats: As long as the economy recovery and employment numbers improve in the next two years, it will be okay. People will like you fine! The bad news is, that's not a whole lot of time!

Democrats Dissatisfied With Obama Because He Doesn't Throw Parties And Schmooze With Lobbyists

Posted 11.08.2010 | Politics

It's increasingly clear that beyond all of K Street's toxins, the one thing that's never going to change about Washington is the unrelenting, inhuman pettiness of the place.

Dems To Cave On DADT Repeal In Lame Duck

Posted 11.08.2010 | Politics

The vast majority of the American people want the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy repealed. A majority of conservatives want it repealed. A...

Rick Snyder, Newly Elected Michigan Governor, Defies Conventional Wisdom And Reaches Out To Rival

Posted 11.08.2010 | Politics

Most of Washington is working hard at sizing up the new state of the GOP by strutting and fretting over what side in the "Civil War" shall prevail: th...

Jon Stewart Responds To The 'False Equivalency' Critique Of The Rally To Restore Sanity (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2010 | Comedy

We're a week past the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, but on last night's edition of "The Daily Show," host Jon Stewart faced the music from what...

Linda McMahon vs. Joe Lieberman? Losing Candidate Hints At Future Run

Posted 11.09.2010 | Politics

It's been over a week since Connecticut voters did what everyone expected them to do and made Richard Blumenthal their next Senator. But chances are, ...

Evan Bayh Was Heavily Invested In Passing Health Care Reform Before He Was Against It

Posted 11.09.2010 | Politics

I really appreciate the way that outgoing Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) is doing all he can to remind us -- as he swans off into the snitty sunset of his...

Tony Hayward, Former BP CEO, Frets That BP Was Unprepared For 'Media Scrutiny'

Posted 11.09.2010 | Green

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward should really think about heeding advice to "really just stop talking." But talk he has, and so we've all learned a whole bunch of new things about the guy who's really, really sorry about that whole catastrophic oil gusher thingy. For instance, we now know that if he had to do it all over again, he would have totally gone yachting, and, like all yachtsmen, he only took to the high seas as a means of tamping down all of the anger he was feeling.

Bush Interview Fails To Garner Decent Ratings

Posted 11.09.2010 | Media

Despite all of our efforts to talk about Matt Lauer's interview with former President George W. Bush, it seems that the televised tete-a-tete was something of a ratings disaster for NBC.

RNC's Steele Takes Victory Lap While Opponents Plan Ouster

Posted 11.09.2010 | Politics

Hey, anyone interested in how Michael Steele is doing? If so, I'm glad you asked! Yesterday, Steele sat down with NPR's Michel Martin to talk about ...

Miller Campaign Argues That Misspelled Murkowski Votes Are 'Protest' Votes For Miller

Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

Way back when Lisa Murkowski decided to embark on her write-in bid for the Senate, she won a key ruling from Alaska's election director Gail Fenumiai:...

Term Limits: Are New Lawmakers Serious About Them?

Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

Are you worried about the long-term effects of the incoming group of 80-plus GOP freshmen? Well, Politico reports today that you really have nothing at all to fear, because of an outbreak of "term-limit fever".

Rick Scott Campaign Workers Not Happy About Being Compensated In Gift Cards

Posted 11.10.2010 | Politics

If you're like me, you were probably wondering how soon some sort of shady-ass nonsense would emerge about Florida's governor-elect, real-life Batman villain Rick Scott.

Deficit Commission's 'Chairman's Mark' Doesn't Mention Wasteful Ethanol Subsidies

Posted 11.11.2010 | Politics

I'm not going to be the first one to note that the "chairman's mark" that was birthed so suddenly into our lives yesterday lacks a certain amount of s...

Google's Veterans Day Logo Is Making Crazy People Crazy

Posted 11.11.2010 | Media

Happy Veterans Day, to one and all, but especially to the folks over at Google, who thought they'd commemorate the occasion by altering their logo to ...

No Financial Speculation Tax: Morgan Stanley Leaves Their Mark On The Chairmen

Posted 11.11.2010 | Politics

For more on the abject unseriousness of the Deficit Commission's "chairman's mark," we go live to Dean Baker at the Center For Economic and Policy Res...

Tony Hayward, Former BP CEO, Addresses Cambridge Union, Says More Dumb Things

Posted 11.11.2010 | Green

Last night, former BP CEO Tony Hayward addressed the students of Cambridge University at the Cambridge Union Society, about that whole "destroying the...

Sen. James Inhofe Blames Earmark Negativity On Liberal 'Brainwashing' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.11.2010 | Politics

Over in the Senate, intra-party tensions are all a-brew over how the GOP is going to deal with earmarks. Senator Jim DeMint would like to see them go...