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How News Outlets Should Maximize Youth Post-Election Civic Engagement

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry

In most social networks - online and offline - there is typically a handful of influencers who lead their peers in suggesting valuable news bits and facilitating activism.

Sarah Palin -- Two More Days on the Down Slope

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 11:09 AM EASTERN Today's Palin links carry nothing reflecting yesterday's affair allegation. I have seen no...

Two More Days of Sarah Palin on The Down Slope

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 8:00 AM EASTERN TIME I have maintained a Sarah Palin Breaking News and Information page from Day One. Had she been a consistent...

The Raw Model Diet: A Day in the Life

Anthony Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anthony Anderson

I have always been a fan of common sense, and when I stepped back and looked at the whole picture, being a raw vegan was the only option.

Friday Talking Points [48] -- Throwing Out The Rulebook

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in Volume 36 of this Friday Talking Points column, I pointed out what seemed to me to be an obvious observation -- that the media was going a lot...

Memo to McCain: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Here are the hard cold facts. Even with an effective negative campaign and a post convention bounce, you are still well below the level that George Bush occupied four years ago.

Pot Versus 'The Superbug'

Paul Armentano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Armentano

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, colloquially known as MRSA or 'the s...

And The Talking Heads Run On, Gavel To Gavel

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Stay tuned! Rest assured there's more "election coverage" coming at you from one of the many "best political teams" on television. My advice: Switch to C-Span.

Help! My BFF Obama Isn't Following Me On Twitter

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

John McCain invited me to a convention-watching party! I think I'll go. What will my BFF Obama think? Who cares? I haven't received a single text or email from him during the month of August. Not one!

Obama Nation An Abomination

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

Corsi's New York Times bestseller status is mentioned like some imprimatur to the book's veracity rather than introducing his book as the right wing tactic, Swiftboating.

McCain's "Celebrity" Ads Succeed -- In Distracting

Shawn M. Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawn M. Henderson

Talking about Paris and Britney is not talking about healthcare and Iraq. There were 85 million potential voters who didn't vote in the last election. Obama needs to let them know what he can do for them.

Reluctance Of MSM To Cover Edwards Affair Becomes A Story Itself

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For almost 10 months, the story of John Edwards's affair remained the nearly exclusive province of the National Enquirer -- through reports, denials, ...

Rachel Maddow Wrestles The Pundit Class

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

Rachel Maddow can no more restore reason to the Mainstream media pundit class than Barack Obama can remake Washington politics. They might push some a...

Is John McCain Responsible for His Own Negative Campaign?

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Schlesinger

It's McCain's campaign, not Steve Schmidt's or Mark Salter's or anyone else's. We might joke otherwise, but John McCain does take credit for his bizarre ads.

Netroots Nation Diggs Pelosi, Tubes Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Three years ago, web activists were undeniable outcasts in Democratic politics and no bar outside of Berkeley could spell "netroots." Now, the movement has an open line to every player in the party.

The War Pundits: Sam Power, McJoan, Danner, Mitchell

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.

Barack Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and What's Wrong with the Mainstream Media

Robert Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Schlesinger

if no one watches the inanity of the cable networks, who cares how dumb they are? The fact is that it informs and distorts how the media covers the election.

Yes We Can Talk About McCain's Service

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Republicans have been twisting Wes Clark's mundane observation that McCain's experience "getting shot down" in a fighter plane is not a "qualification to be president."

Nearly 70 Percent Of Americans Believe Media Is Out Of Touch

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch, and nearly half are turning to the Internet to get their news, accordin...

"It Used To Be, You Didn't Want Your Website To Be That Good"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That was the sentence that caught me this morning at the AMC panel entitled "The Web, User-Generated Content and the Future of Journalism."