The Midnight Ride of….

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Jerry Drucker: The current gang of Pinocchio complex, ‘pants on fire’ Republicans have a penchant for rewriting history and what follows is the imagined GOP rewrite of our U.S. preamble that their corporate masters would desire.

Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Gaffe Should All Give Us Pause

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Mark R. Malebranche II: This is no excuse for Palin’s mistake, but perhaps herein lies an opportunity for all of us to brush up on what actually happened to Revere that night.

California Tea Partiers Revved Up by Redistricting Reform

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Justine Sharrock: Some of the basic elements of the new redistricting process have proved helpful to well-organized and vocal groups on the right, civil rights activists say.

Sarah’s No-Campaign Campaign Tour: New Hampshire or Bus

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Walter Brasch: In the nation’s capital, she wore a large cross. In New York City, the fundamentalist half-governor whose church believes that Jews will never get to heaven unless they are baptized as Christians, wore a Star of David.

Weiner Coverage Highlights Media’s Troubling Priorities

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Randy Shaw: Lost amidst the Weiner mania was media analysis of the slowing economy, or the departure a few days later of Austan Goolsbee, President Obama’s top economic advisor.

Don’t Resign; Shame the Shamers, Congressman Weiner

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Jules Siegel: This totally lame scandal is about on the level of getting caught jerking off while looking in the mirror. Like who cares? No body fluids were exchanged. It’s thought crime.

The History Lesson Sarah Palin Really Needs

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Sharon Kyle: There’s a market for all things “Sarah” — which explains the media’s behavior. They cover her, the public eats it up, they make money, she makes money. No harm, no foul. Well, not quite. We’ve all heard about the Paul Revere gaffe but what about what she said at Bedloe Island?

Nary a Clue

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Tom Degan: If ignorance is ever made into a human virtue, Sarah Palin, you may be sure, will receive the Nobel Prize.

My Political Cartoon Scandal

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Stephen Hess: Looking back, a wonderful perch at the Brookings Institution for nearly four decades has allowed me to write books I have wanted to write, almost equally divided by subject between the presidency and the news media; for sheer fun, however, I recommend political cartoons.

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