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Pundits' New Lament: Clinton Might Win, But She Won't Win The Right Way

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.07.2017 | Media
Eric Boehlert

That distant rumble you're hearing from the Beltway is the sounds of pundits eagerly excavating as they dig up the campaign goal posts established for Hillary Clinton's presidential run and reset them during the middle of the race.

Why Jeb Matters -- what his campaign meant

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

All the money in the world couldn't convey why he was even running. For all the progressive whiners reading this, the dismal failure of the Jeb Bu...

The Role Moderate Republicans Played in Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Home
Keith Runyon

The fire that swept America in early 1964 was a derivation of the one that incinerated the nation in 1861: the scourge of slavery and the curse of segregation that followed the Civil War.

Washington May Be Broken Now, But the Future Is Up for Grabs

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Politics is ugly, always has been but the framers invented a government that would embody all the messy contradictions without threatening the collapse of the system.

Border Dance: India and Pakistan's Daily Ritual

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

How Pakistan and India's daily ritual reveals more about their similarities than their differences.

Sarah Palin and Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Like George W. Bush, Sarah Palin fears self-evaluation and contemplation. They both prefer to be ruled by their gut instincts. Of course, they're too arrogant and insecure to acknowledge when these instincts lead them astray.

Todd Purdum: Obama, Crowley, Gates Should Drink Same Beer

Vanity Fair | By Todd S. Purdum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This strikes me as terrible idea, a sign of all that is wrong with America, and a metaphor for all the distance that still divides Harvard professors ...

Sarah Palin Has Captured Our Imagination

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Each Palin disaster, instead of spelling the end of her, sets the story up for a new chapter -- even if it's a new disaster.

Palin, Vanity Fair, Envy, and Hate

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

Why do so many on the left have such an unhinged hatred of Sarah Palin? Why do so many alleged feminists and female members of the mainstream media openly and gleefully despise Palin?

Todd Purdum Discusses His Vanity Fair Article On Palin: "Desperate" Decision That Revealed McCain's "Appalling Egotism" To His Staffers

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Todd Purdum was a guest on 'Hardball" tonight to discuss his mammoth 10,000-word Vanity Fair article on Sarah Palin and her involvement in the McCain ...

In Defense of Clinton and Band

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Douglas MacKinnon

If Clinton were going to get credit for the good he has done over his political and private career, it would require many more pages than those dedicated by Vanity Fair to besmirch his name.

The Clintons' Media Payback List: Drudge, Purdum, Olbermann, Matthews (And All Of MSNBC)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times' Marc Liebovich reports that the Clinton camp keeps a list of those who have been loyal and those who have not. The list is report...

Frank Rich Defends Former Colleague Todd Purdum: "Not Every Reporter For The Times Is Great, But This Guy Is A Great Reporter"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In Account of Huff Post Scoop, NYT Draws the Line at "Scumbag"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

I would argue that Clinton would not have apologized if he had not used the word "scumbag." But he realized that using that word made him look like a, well, "scumbag."

Bill Clinton's Sad Response to a Magazine Piece

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

The VF piece discusses Bill Clinton's business conflicts, his glitzy, inappropriate friendships and asserts that he has been nothing but a drag on his wife's campaign.

This May Be the Last Time, Bill Doesn't Know

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

After Bill Clinton's "I want to say also, that this may be the last day I'm ever involved in a campaign of this kind" statement in South Dakota, here's how I picture his final primary morning.

Bill Clinton: Purdum a "Sleazy" "Slimy" "Scumbag"

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

"You know he didn't cite a single source in all those things he said. It's just slimy... He's a scumbag... It's part of the national media's attempt to nail Hillary for Obama. It's the most biased press coverage in history."