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Sarah Palin Snags Ziggy Honors

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

Maybe there was something about Ms. Palin that everyone had missed. Maybe the secret of her attraction would finally, suddenly, become dazzlingly clear to me.

Frank Rich Slams McCain, Neoconservatives: 'Two Wrongs Make Another Fiasco'

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THOSE of us who love F. Scott Fitzgerald must acknowledge that he did get one big thing wrong. There are second acts in American lives. (Just ask Mari...

Sham of the Year: Frank Rich, Tiger Woods and that Anti-Obama Op-Ed

David Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kaufman

From the Big House to the White House, Pebble Beach to Pennsylvania Avenue, articles such as Frank Rich's confirm the nefarious notion that successful minorities should still feel "lucky just to be there".

Frank Rich: Goldman Can Spare You A Dime

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As leader of the Wall Street pack, Goldman declared surging profits, keeping it on track to dispense a record $23 billion in bonuses for 2009. But mos...

Frank Rich: The Other Plot To Wreck America | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THERE may not be a person in America without a strong opinion about what coulda, shoulda been done to prevent the underwear bomber from boarding that ...

goldman-sachs, giant vampire squid

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gershon Hepner

Goldman Sachs, the giant vampire squid, wrapped around our faces with a funnel, sits upon a Ponzi pyramid, preventing light to shine within its tunnel...

Frank Rich Warning On Afghan War: Don't Conflate The Taliban And Al Qaida (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rachel Maddow interviewed New York Times columnist Frank Rich last night about the Afghanistan war and the upcoming decision that President Obama must...

Frank Rich: Obama At The Precipice In Afghanistan

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE most intriguing, and possibly most fateful, news of last week could not be found in the health care horse-trading in Congress, or in the internati...

Foiled eBay Bidder Challenges Palin to $100,000 'On the Record' Dinner for Veterans' Charities

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Former banker Ken Morris will donate $100,000 to veterans' charities for a dinner with Sarah Palin and guests, on-the-record and taped so as to minimize misrepresentations.

Frank Rich: Even Glenn Beck Is Right Twice A Day | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Beck frequently strikes the pose of an apocalyptic prophet, even insisting that he predicted 9/11. This summer he also started warning of domestic ter...

Frank Rich: Obama's Squandered Summer

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE day before he gave his latest brilliant speech, Barack Obama repeated a well-worn mantra to a television interviewer: "My job is not to be distrac...

Renee Zellwegger Spotted Toting Frank Rich's Memoir

X17 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

And what's that in Ms. Zellweger's sexy hands? A book! Ghost Light by Frank Rich, a memoir about the writer's love of theatre. Hmm... could Renee be p...

The Afghanistan Gap: Press vs. Public

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norman Solomon

Increasingly, public opinion is not cooperating. While the media establishment and the political establishment appear to belong to the same pro-war affinity group, the public is shifting to the other side of a widening credibility gap.

Palin v. McCain, Round Two

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Will the GOP continue as the zombie of American politics, returning to life after each purported death, more monstrous in each incarnation?

Frank Rich: Guns Of August And The Threat Of The Radical Right

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"IT is time to water the tree of liberty" said the sign carried by a gun-toting protester milling outside President Obama's town-hall meeting in New H...

Debtor's Revolt?

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

Once all the TARPs are tidied up and the quarterly profits no longer a revelation, American consumers will still be swaddled in debt. What's to stop them from just walking away from it?

Why Is Frank Rich Mad as Hell?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Frank Rich has pulled off his career goal: becoming as quintessentially part of the establishment as you can be.

Obama Did Not "Punk" the Common Guy

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Has Barack Obama abandoned the populist policies that got him elected, and done nothing for working people?

Frank Rich: Is Obama Punking Us? | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"AUGUST is a challenging time to be president," said Andrew Card, the former Bush White House chief of staff, as he offered unsolicited advice to his ...

Frank Rich: "Beer Summit" Ended With A Burp | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE comforting thing about each "national conversation on race" is that the "teachable moment" passes before any serious conversation can get going. ...

Frank Rich: Most Trusted Man In News Can't Be "Outsourced To Comedy Central And Jon Stewart" | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That's why the past week's debate about whether there could ever again be a father-figure anchor with Cronkite's everyman looks and sonorous delivery ...

An Interview With Nick Reding, Author of Methland

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Sauer

Oelwein is a microcosm of small town everywhere, but Methland shows that the drug abuse is a symptom, not the cause, of the deeply ingrained problems facing rural America.

The NY Times Made Me Do It

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The nation's journal of record; America's first draft of history; the Grey Lady, -- the New York Times -- got it wrong and that the crowd-sourced, open-source, oft-criticized Wikipedia got it right.

The Challenges of Communicating the Crisis

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

We should all try harder to write more accessibly. But can the complexity of finance (and economics) be effectively captured by the kind of simple explanations required by an audience that barely knows the basics?

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.