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Friday Talking Points -- Merry Cliffmas!

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here is our 238th installment of valiantly attempting to get Democrats to occasionally speak with one voice, and not get lost in the weeds of rhetoric.

The Obama Backlash: Taking on the Radicals

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geri Spieler

The Backlash goes into the deep background and the bizarre rise of Glenn Beck in a series of personal and professional vignettes mixing his failed personal life with his success as a radio personality.

Glenn Beck the Faith-Healer Continues to Scam His Followers

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

While everyone is focused on the crowd sizes or Glenn Beck's tall tale about holding in his bare hands George Washington's inaugural address at the National Archives, the more important questions ought to be about the money.

Media Torture

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Defending torture -- and the torturers -- is now a long accepted practice in American journalism, one that brings you much acclaim and access to power, bylines, headlines, and lucrative contracts.

Clay Shirky is Right: Newspapers' Death is Journalism's Loss

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Watson

The Internet has been a destructive force for many business models, but none threatens the basis of the republic as much as the digital knife busily sawing at the fraying Achilles tendon of American newspapers.

What Battered Newsrooms Can Learn From Stewart's CNBC Takedown

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

Jon Stewart's epic, eight-minute takedown of CNBC's clueless, in-the-tank reporting of inflatable bubbles and blowhard CEOs shouldn't be viewed as a stick in the eye -- but a teachable moment.

Air America Poll: 90% Want Bush Crimes Investigation

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Air America conducted a poll that asked a question raised by Time Magazine's Joe Klein: "Should Obama pardon George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick...

Republicans: Spare Me Your Newfound "Fiscal Responsibility"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Republicans today are conforming to an ideology based on a myth that other Republicans created in 1997, a copy of a copy without an original.

Ask Obama For a Torture Special Prosecutor

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama transition team is taking questions again at Change.gov -- while the press has fixated on the Blagojevich scandal, the allegations of torture by officials in the current administration receive scant attention.