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Washington Post Columnist: It's Ridiculous That Lawmakers Would Advocate For The Middle Class | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

It seems like just a little while ago that the Washington Post's Dana Milbank was rightfully complaining about the rogering he was getting at the hands of Citibank. One might have imagined that Milbank's trials and tribulations then would have given him some insight into the reality that income disparity exists and that ordinary people are bearing the brunt of the bad economy. Only, now that a bunch of Democratic lawmakers have set out to try to ameliorate these problems, Milbank has reverted back to a position of hyena-bray ridicule.

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Jay Carney's Hidden Wild Side | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times has a quasi-profile of new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney out, and the big takeaway is basically... I don't know, exactly! Jay Carney is kind of dull, maybe? Or he wasn't all that forthcoming with reporter Jeremy Peters?

Jason Linkins

Beltway Reporters' Garters Popping In Aftermath Of Bardella Email Flap | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday afternoon, Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), was fired after it came to light that he had sh...

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Accidentally Breaks Dana Milbank's 'Palin-Free February' Promise | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On January 21, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank boldly declared he was going to take a "Palin-free month" in February. On February 1, Milbank posted an item on Sarah Palin, breaking this promised moratorium.

Sarah Palin Moratorium? I'm Not With Dana Milbank on This One

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

No Sarah Palin news for a whole month.? Ahhhh. Sounds sort of heavenly, doesn't it? But why stop with her?

Shoot First, Ask Questions Never

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is simply no understanding the prevalence of gun violence in America without discussing the nefarious role played by the NRA. Any public conversation regarding restricting access to guns has been considered verboten.

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Jason Linkins

Milbank: GOP Has Entered The 'Post-Post-9/11 Era' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are two very good things going on in Dana Milbank's latest column, "Republicans in a post-post-9/11 era". First of all, there's the recognition...

Washington Post Columnist Responds To O'Reilly Beheading Joke

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dana Milbank and Bill O'Reilly have entered a war of words with each other after Milbank criticized Fox News' election coverage, and O'Reilly responde...

Change the Punditocracy Doesn't Want to Believe In

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The national news media and the punditocracy had its hat handed to them by President Obama in 2008 when he leveraged public opinion on the Internet to...

Jason Linkins

Memo To Milbank: Obama Repeatedly Said That Change Wouldn't 'Happen Overnight' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, here's Dana Milbank, closing off his riff on President Barack Obama's appearance on last night's "Daily Show", in which the president and Jon Stew...

A Rising "Social Psychosis" In Public And Private Life

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The pursuit of greed, self-centeredness and materialism have become the holy trinity of public and private conduct in America. And it's generating a growing "social psychosis."

Glenn Beck's Violent Words Harm America

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Helmke

Glenn Beck's recognition of the power and consequences of his words has not dampened his enthusiasm for injecting them with violence to hammer home his perspective.

Dana Milbank: Republicans 'Coming Unglued'

Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Future historians tracing the crackup of the Republican Party may well look to May 8, 2010, as an inflection point....

Can Bennet Survive the Washington Post's Damning Praise?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

If Michael Bennet really is friendly with folks at The Washington Post, he ought to call them up and tell them to knock it off.

Friday Talking Points [120] -- Republicans Chicken Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats had a pretty good week last week. As attention shifts to the struggle in the Senate over Wall Street reform, the two parties almost seem to have changed their normal methods of playing the political game.

The Unbearable Lightness of Reading Dana Milbank

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Feel free to read Dana Milbank if that sort of thing appeals to you, but don't imagine for a minute that you're learning anything. That would be like studying the French Revolution by reading Marie Antoinette's cake recipes.

Ignore the Media's Rahm Obsession

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

While the recent spate of Rahm Emanuel profiles offer some insight into the workings of the Obama presidency, they're simply not interesting. They reveal more about the media than our current political predicament.

Elites Rule, Not You: When Bipartisanship Becomes Undemocratic

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In the New Bipartisan Order Washington elites get to decide what will be debated publicly and what will be decided privately.

Popping the Washington Post's Rahm Bubble

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Rather than fighting to save his own skin and to skewer others who are in and out of the Oval Office nearly as much as he is, Emanuel needs to help champion a sensible transition to a more effective team.

The White House: Post-#@*!ing-Rahm

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

What's so remarkable about this latest wet-kiss Washington Post article about White House Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, is that it is appearing at all,...

President Obama, A CEO Would Change Up the Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The Obama team is failing on most major policy challenges. The president needs to strategically redeploy his closest group of advisers, change up the game, move some others in, and alter their assignments.

Milbank Shows Rahm Lots of Love

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Let's set aside for another post the fact that Milbank's column seems to channel Rahm directly. I wondered if there was a foundation in their relationship for this kind of adoration. Well, maybe.

Rahm's Parting Shot at Obama Insiders

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Dana Milbank transcribed an article written by Rahm Emanuel today in the Washington Post. Never has an article been more clearly written to support a political benefactor.

Jason Linkins

Dana Milbank Doesn't Seem To Understand How Ineffective The Deficit Commission Will Be | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're looking for evidence that the Beltway wisdom on the proposed blue-ribbon deficit commission is entrenched in pure ass-backwardness, there's ...