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Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

In the end, Reid doesn't need 60 votes, and the stronger the public option the less reform costs. These two realities need to be repeated until they penetrate the debate.

My Brother Loves Glenn Beck, But I Still Love My Brother

Suz Redfearn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suz Redfearn

My brother rolled into D.C. from Boston on a chartered bus, arriving in the dark outside a Marriott. I scanned the pack of fairly nondescript folks ...

Washington Post Looking for "America's Next Great Pundit" -- Could It Be You?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.

5 Awesome Cases of The Internet Owning The MSM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In case you haven't seen the ads framing these past few day, Family Guy starts back up tomorrow. Which is kind of strange when you conside...

Armenia's Progressive New AIDS Policy Suggests It Can Be a Regional Leader

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

Active participation of civil society is critical for success, including participation from organizations representing sexual minorities and people living with HIV/AIDS.

What the MSM Gets Wrong About Wikipedia -- and Why

Jimmy Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jimmy Wales

If you follow the news about Wikipedia, even casually, you're probably aware that something is changing. What you probably don't realize is that what you've been led to believe is almost certainly completely wrong.

Rep. Wilson's Insincere Apology - Hardball

Landon Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Landon Ross

Why do Republicans, within the media, excel in getting away with far more egregious acts than Democrats ever would? It is one of their most impressive talents as a party.

Friday Talking Points [89] -- Fighting Crazy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

The media is not completely responsible for the state of the debate over healthcare reform. The Democrats have done such a poor job of presenting their case that they really bear the lion's share of blame.

We're At The "Wright" Moment

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

Recall that the Reverend Wright debacle necessitated a solution that only Obama could create. It is the same thing now.

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

I'm Sick of Hearing About the Poor, Poor Millionaires

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats have to get over their knee-jerk reaction to being labeled "tax and spenders" by their opposition. If higher taxes for millionaires are the way to pay for healthcare reform, then let everyone know it, and know why.

Iran and Anna Nicole Smith

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

While the Iranian elections were certainly important (and the death of Nicole Smith not), there is a common thread. Both events have nothing to do with what is really going on in America.

The Media's Double Standard On Showing Neda's Death

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Either show us the Neda video uncensored, or don't show the poster. You can't really have this one both ways. The American public can either handle this image or we can't. Decide, and be consistent.

The Meanings of MSM

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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Bob Franken

It's easy to get confused. Until bloggers started disparaging "Mainstream Media," I always thought "MSM" was a gay guy thing in the personals. One ca...

For the Love of Blogging

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

When I first started blogging, I never imagined it would become one of my favorite things to do.

Obama Should Be Ashamed Only Two-Thirds Approve of Him

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People are weighing their own impressions of our new president with what the media is telling them to believe. For the most part, they are deciding that the media's take is wrong.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

The Jackie Robinson of Economists

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Mitrovich

Dr. Spriggs posses an economist's rare gift of presenting immense learning in language discernible to common people. Why is so so seldom on TV?

At Your Feet or At Your Throat

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

One might wonder why the media attacks the stimulus plan so vehemently when the GOP offers nothing but greater poverty and higher unemployment. I have three reasons.

Amusing Ourselves to Death -- How to Waste Our Last (Obama) Chance

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

President Obama is a serious man trying to rescue a frivolous trivialized nation with the attention span of an inebriated jellyfish.

Yes, the Media Helped Elect Obama, But...

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The preposterous media coverage of the (few) unhappy Hillary-ites is what inspired McCain to select as his running mate someone who would virtually destroy his campaign.

Sarah, We'd Like to Miss You, but You Won't Go Away

Tom D'Antoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom D'Antoni

I mean, I like watching Republicans make fools of themselves as much as the next guy, something they have, thankfully, not ceased even for a split second, but why is it that all I see is Sarah Palin?

Liberal Media to Blame? Not This Time: Apostate Conservatives Nail Coffin Shut

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Nearly two years of presidential politics are finally coming to an end and it appears John McCain--out of "gimmicks du jour"--has decided to spend muc...

Would Obama's Victory Hurt Obama?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

As everyone prematurely obsesses over a massive Democratic sweep -- which has not happened yet and may not happen -- we'll hear even more contrarian craziness.