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My brain hurts: As I’ll explain, Iowa became super important because we — the media, party insiders, activists, the candidates themselves, and even voters to an extent — gradually decided to make it so important. These key players think the caucus results reveal a great deal about which candidates can win elections elsewhere, and the […]

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Melissa Harris-Perry has a rather harrowing tale to tell about a terrible experience at the Iowa caucuses. Rather than paraphrasing it, I’ll let her words speak for themselves. Monday night I was sitting in a hotel lobby in downtown Des Moines with my back to a wall of windows, my eyes fixed on the TV, […]

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The fight between the GOP establishment and its much crazier conservative base has been epic so far during the 2016 presidential primaries, but the fights have bled out into all their institutions, including Fox News as well. I’ve never seen a Republican candidate take on Fox News which such disdain like Donald Trump has and […]

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Are you proud now, America?

Nothing. There was nothing there. Not only was there nothing there, but there was something less than nothing there, because people actually got themselves INDICTED for making out like there was something there. Not only was there something less than nothing there, but anybody with two brain cells to rub together looked at the sterling […]

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STEEEEEVE: If you do your reporting deeply enough, you can write/speak with authority – that’s objectivity, because the facts are incontrovertible. Some people mistake that, though, for subjectivity. When a local magazine editor told me once “In magazine writing, you can have an opinion, that’s what I teach my students,” as if I’d never heard […]

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David Brooks’ Cri Du Bore

From Album 6 Still there, but fainter…like a star that’s long dead but so far away we haven’t seen it go out yet… David Brooks issues yet another plea for a GOP candidate who’s not a total embarrassment, somehow oblivious to the fact that total embarrassment is the core and essence of today’s GOP (Palin […]

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The crazy continues

And you wonder why your relatives and neighbors are paranoid? Take a listen! Via Media Matter: Iowa radio host and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) surrogate Steve Deace has been warning his radio audience that President Obama may try to hold on to the presidency after his term ends. Deace claims the president has abused the […]

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PHILADELPHIA — The owner of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com has donated the news organizations to a newly created media institute, the core of a complicated transaction designed to ensure that quality journalism endures in Philadelphia for generations. The move places the region’s dominant news-gatherers under the auspices of the nonprofit Philadelphia […]

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Some folks say

At the end of tonight’s CNN special, Guns in America, President Obama took a moment to address the conspiracy theories that always swirl whenever there’s mention of the words “gun safety laws” in his administration. This gave Anderson Cooper the perfect opportunity to illustrate why cable news is so lost. As the President was speaking, […]

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Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship Political campaigns, as well as anonymous millionaires and billionaires, are spending more and more on ads to influence the presidential election – and network heads are cheering them on. Television news has gone off its rocker and turned our […]

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