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The Silent Saudi Squeeze (and a Suffragist Solution)

Posted October 27, 2008 | 18:07:43 (EST)

Though $4-a-gallon gas has faded to $3-a-gallon gas, and a worldwide economic crisis has overshadowed less pressing concerns about filling one's gas tank or even national security, such issues have neither gone away nor become any less pressing in the long run. As our presidential nominees discuss bailouts and economic...

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Ten Wacky Ways to Help Save the Planet

Posted June 20, 2008 | 11:39:34 (EST)

I was recently commissioned to write an e-book titled 101 Ways to Help Save the Planet Every Day. We've all seen guides like these before -- it's so vogue that everyone from, well, Vogue, to your electric company, to every boomer with a website have added their own "10 Tips"...

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Master Media Manipulations and the Art of War(-selling)

Posted June 5, 2008 | 21:57:59 (EST)

The news cycle is notoriously ADHD, rushing with the excitement of a six-year-old kid from one story to the next to the next in a relentless barrage of sound and light and, occasionally, genuinely important information. The tragedy of this (one of many, really) is how quickly most stories die,...

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Scott McClellan's Rollercoaster Ride through Primetime

Posted May 31, 2008 | 07:01:48 (EST)

Scott McClellan's been busy lately. He spent his week on a relentless drive to sell books get Obama elected speak truth to power, traveling from the Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Thursday to Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday. And that's just the beginning.

But almost as interesting...

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Immigration Law Throws Humanitarian Concerns to the (Hurricane-force) Wind

Posted May 28, 2008 | 17:56:38 (EST)

As illegal immigration grows in both scope and strain on our nation's infrastructure, local and federal lawmakers struggle to find solutions amenable to all. Last week, local authorities, emergency officials, and humanitarians alike expressed deep alarm at the federal government's latest trick in their arsenal against illegal immigration, and rightfully...

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Five Years of His Life, And What You Can Do About It

Posted May 9, 2008 | 16:35:13 (EST)

We've all heard the arguments for transparency and media access in governmental affairs. The once-secret prisons in Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan stand as one of the nation's most shameful pillars of such arguments.

This blog post will add absolutely nothing new to those arguments; there's nothing left to say...

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The Road Goes Ever On, But the View of the Campaign Trail Never Changes

Posted April 10, 2008 | 11:41:19 (EST)

I have been living in the woods -- literally; I've been hiking the Appalachian Trail -- for the past month. Not quite under a rock, but close enough. So imagine my surprise when I returned to discover what I'd missed: nothing. Absolutely nothing. Four whole weeks -- 28 days,...

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A Different Kind of News Hole

Posted September 18, 2007 | 17:57:21 (EST)

As someone who has written repeatedly about the myriad failures of the mainstream media, it soothes my potentially wire-tapped soul to know that organizations such as Project Censored are working hard to pick up the slack. They offer many excellent resources, from a long list of...

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Move Along, Lady Liberty, This Doesn't Concern You

Posted April 17, 2007 | 16:08:51 (EST)

Six months ago today, you lost a piece of your soul. You may not have realized it, even though this loss was painful. Even though you are less moral, righteous, and fair for it. Six months ago today, a piece of you was tortured to death--not at the hands...

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No More Mr. Nice Guy - For God's Sake

Posted April 4, 2007 | 18:22:54 (EST)

M.C. Rove and Darth Novak wish to welcome one and all (except small animals who want to keep their heads) to the annual Washington press corps' warm-up circle jerks. (Not to be confused with the main event, coming soon!)

I find events like the Radio and Television...

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Success of Satire

Posted March 20, 2007 | 01:57:05 (EST)

According to a recent Pew Research poll, the Mistrusted Name in News is just as popular as the Most Trusted. Surprised to see fake anchor Jon Stewart listed right beside old-guard giants like Rather and Brokaw and new-guard stars like Cooper and Williams? Not me. Not one...

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