Today, magical thinking is the belief that a Democratic White House and a filibuster-proof Congress is all that stands between the country and meaningful political reform.
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The television news business isn't about information; it's about attention. It isn't about telling us what we need to know in order to be good citizens; it's about attracting our eyeballs so they can be sold to advertisers.
It's hardly surprising that the mother of all talking points realizes he can keep getting away with the Big Lie as long as journalists remain too musk-awed to follow up.
There's no longer any doubt about the master narrative of the Bush Administration. Their purpose is to re-litigate the 1970s. Nixon's downfall, and all that followed, clearly stuck in Cheney's craw.
This is a story about the sham of "postpartisanship," the consequences of ideology and the underappreciated contributions of the mainstream media.
Yesterday, his name was "embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales." Tomorrow, he'll swap "embattled" for "former." Not "disgraced." Not "impeached." Not "indicted." Not even "controversial."
I am not gay when I tap your foot
I am not gay keep your big mouth shut
I am not gay in a bathroom stall
I am not gay, not gay at all
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