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Ed Whitfield Admits His Allegiance to the Industry

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

I have news for Congressman Whitfield -- the industries crying out for your help didn't elect you. The people elected you.

The F Word: No Solutions at State of the Union

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyon...

Black Swan Imbroglio: The Crisis of Journalism and Control of the Stack

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Schwartz

21st century journalism will be about controlling and having access to the "stack" -- taking vast amounts of raw information and transforming it into useful material for telling interesting and important stories.

95 Democrats Make Net Neutrality 2010 Issue

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Adam Green

Once again, progressives are working together with bold Democratic challengers, on the issue of corporate control of the Internet, to show Democratic Party leaders what it looks like to go on the offensive.

Sam Stein

Tim Kaine Rips Mitch McConnell For Abandoning Post-Election Bipartisanship | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The notion that the results of the 2010 elections could somehow produce an element of political harmony always seemed a bit detached fro...

MAJOR BLOW: Chief White House Correspondent LEAVING Fox News

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Chief White House Correspondent is leaving the network — and TV entirely. Fox News announced Wednesday that Major Garrett, who covers...

REVIVAL? Waking Up The 'Sleepy' National Journal | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For years National Journal has been perfectly content as an insider's handbook to Washington, a sleepy weekly magazine written primarily for lobbyists...

Atlantic Media Readies For War Against Politico

The New York Observer | Felix Gillette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That night, three years after Politico's launch, Mr. Bradley asked Mr. Smith two things: Was he committed, long term, to staying with Mr. Bradley in t...

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

Despite Pundit Claims, Offshore Drilling Support is Down Significantly

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Seizing on a recent NBC/WSJ poll (PDF) showing 60% of Americans continue to support offshore drilling, several journalists and pundits have implied t...

The Problem With Cable News: Revisited

Alexander Dresner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Dresner

This is a follow-up to a piece I wrote for Huffington Post back in August in which I took aim at cable news shows for their lack of on-air diversity, ...

Note to Assignment Editor: Not Your Dad's National Security Establishment

Heather Hurlburt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heather Hurlburt

If you care about the people of the United States being engaged in our foreign policy, then you need to care what the faces of the people who represent our foreign policy look like.

Cap-and-Trade Versus the Alternatives for U.S. Climate Policy

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

One of the key merits of the cap-and-trade approach is that the program can provide cost-effectiveness, while achieving meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions levels.

AHIP and Insurance Companies Funding Chamber of Commerce Attack Ads

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

The insurance companies not only lied about their support for reform (as we've known all along), but lacked the courage of their convictions to put their money into their opposition publicly.

National Journal Details GOP's "Southern Exposure" Problem

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican strength in the South has both compensated for and masked the extent of the party's decline elsewhere....

Green Shoots, Urban Policy Edition

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Though this is less robust a beginning than urban policy advocates might have liked, Obama will address the Urban and Metropolitan Policy Roundtable, which demonstrates his continued commitment to cities.

The Republican Party is a Mess

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The GOP is simply out of touch with the rest of the country and has a very long way to go to regain relevance in American politics.

The Health Care Polling Deluge

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week, on the deluge of new polls on health care reform and how to make sense of them, is now posted. Since fili...

Lessons from Virginia and the Google Blast

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week looks at lessons learned from last week's Democratic gubernatorial primary in Virginia. Unfortunately, I h...

Polling Low Turnout Primaries

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week is now posted. It picks up where last weeks' left off, with more thoughts on what media pollsters can do t...

Re: Incumbent Vulnerability and Primaries

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

One reader emailed to take strong exception to my use of the word "misleading" in the following sentence from my column posted yesterday on NationalJo...

About That New Banner

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Hopefully, you have already noticed something a little different about our site today. As of this morning, a *National Journal* banner now sits atop ...

More on Those Virginia Polls

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

After a long absence (thank you, recession), my column returns. Today's topic: Picking up where last week's item left off on those...

This Week in Magazines: A Remarkably Resilient Progressive Turns 100, Eliot Spitzer Gropes to Turn a Corner

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Newsweek has the most vivid rollout so far of Spitzer's obvious image rehab -- he goes jogging around Central Park with a reporter as his shame and ego continue their internal battle.

A Bipartisan Road to Health Care Reform?

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

The President is right to signal we need to spend money on health care. We can't afford not to do it. The most expensive thing is to do is to just sit and do nothing at all.