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Hillary Wins Again

politico.com — Mindful of all things Hillary Clinton as we are, shall we take the occasion of her latest email dump to recalibrate the mental instruments we use to measure fatal political damage? The nation’s newsrooms-overflowing as they do with reporters chasing newsworthy revelations that will usher politicians to their permanent reward-might...

Chris Christie’s Ego Runs for President

politico.com — When he makes his announcement Tuesday at Livingston High School, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will have reserved a spot in the soon-to-be congested graveyard for the many failed 2014 Republican presidential candidates. As one of 16 likely skirmishers for his party’s nomination, Christie can’t be too optimistic about his chances of winning-yet...

Obama, Christie, and Their Hecklers

politico.com — On Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama directly engaged a heckler who interrupted his opening remarks at the White House reception in the East Room honoring LGBT Pride Month. The protestor, undocumented immigrant Jennicet Gutiérrez, who is transgender, was shouting for an end to all deportations. Walking gently up the ladder of escalation,...

Sarah Palin is the REO Speedwagon of Politics

politico.com — Sarah Palin in a few short years has gone from a telegenic and slightly charismatic speaker (when reading from a tight script), to a TV commentator who never meets a run-on sentence she can’t out-run. So it’s perhaps no surprise that Fox News Channel has deposited its Alaskan hothead on an ice floe and given her a gentle shove toward the...

Obama and the N Word

politico.com — Far from waddling around like a powerless lame duck, a president like Barack Obama entering the last 19 months of his final term can flex presidential power in ways he couldn’t when he had to consider his reelection and mid-term elections. He can pardon like crazy, issue thousands of regulations, normalize relations with Cuba and take executive...

Brian Williams Proves “Too Big To Fire”

politico.com — NBC News could do the right thing in the Brian Williams affair or it could do the expedient thing. According to an NBCUniversal news release, it has settled on doing the expedient, cynical thing by demoting him from NBC News anchor to breaking-news and special reports anchor at its cable network that nobody watches, MSNBC.

POLITICO Magazine

politico.com — To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, in Donald J. Trump we finally have a presidential candidate who will keep us in touch with the ignorance of the community. Like a middle-age dad lounging on his couch, talking back at what he hears broadcast on the Fox News Channel, the real estate mogul made his presidential campaign announcement Tuesday morning from the...

Rupert Murdoch’s Empire May Yet Crack Apart

politico.com — Today's news stories about Rupert Murdoch's "plans" for succession at his media conglomerate won't be taken very seriously by those who have followed the career of the " genocidal tyrant."

How Not to Become Brian Williams

politico.com — We give thanks for Brian Williams’ fall-not because we have anything against the broadcaster, but because from his disgrace can be distilled a medicine that, when taken as directed, will prevent others from a place in perdition. Williams, whose obituary as a network anchor was composed earlier this week by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter,...

How Not to Become Brian Williams

politico.com — We give thanks for Brian Williams’ fall-not because we have anything against the broadcaster, but because from his disgrace can be distilled a medicine that, when taken as directed, will prevent others from a place in perdition. Williams, whose obituary as a network anchor was composed earlier this week by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter,...
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Jul 06, 2015

RT @LoebVernon: Addiction not a disease:Neuroscientist argues it’s time to change our minds on roots of substance abuse salon.com/2015/06/27/add… via @Salon

Jul 06, 2015

RT @matthewkassel: The Foo Fighters can sell out a stadium, but they can’t control the news observer.com/2015/07/foo-fi…

Jul 06, 2015

Oceans of fun: 300 commercials from every presidential election since 1952. bit.ly/Xiaycu

Jul 06, 2015

"Quorum of the Twelve Apostles" sounds like an outtake from *Blonde on Blonde*. nyti.ms/1ChdYUt

Jul 06, 2015

Zero for 40 at Predicting Attacks: Why Do Media Still Take FBI Terror Warnings Seriously? bit.ly/1LSrIbA

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