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The Clintons, Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft

politico.com — The press has always looked askance at Bill Clinton’s never-ending, globetrotting, money-raising, speech-giving ways, but it wasn’t until Peter Schweizer’s investigative spadework led the New York Times to the Uranium One story this week that reporters finally went absolutely skew-whiff over the $104.9 million in speaking fees he’s...

Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton

politico.com — Psst! Mrs. Clinton! May I chew on your ear for a minute? I have no business giving you advice-unsolicited or otherwise. It isn’t a journalist’s job to help politicians improve relations with the press or otherwise assist them in winning elections. If anything, journalistic duty commands us to find the most revelatory material about...

Unsolicited Advice for Hillary Clinton

politico.com — Psst! Mrs. Clinton! May I chew on your ear for a minute? I have no business giving you advice-unsolicited or otherwise. It isn’t a journalist’s job to help politicians improve relations with the press or otherwise assist them in winning elections. If anything, journalistic duty commands us to find the most revelatory material about...

Hillary Clinton Can’t Run for President

politico.com — Thousands have run for president, but only one candidate has ever unrun for the office: Hillary Clinton. Ever since she finally announced her entry into the contest a couple of weeks ago, she has been unrunning with ferocity. First she road-tripped a minivan 1,000 miles from New York to Iowa to … listen.

The Pulitzer Prize Scam

The Pulitzer Prize Scam

politico.com — Abandon everything you’ve ever been told about cynical journalists. If you want to melt the frozen heart of a reporter, just whisper in his ear that he’s a finalist in some journalism prize contest. It won’t matter how insignificant or unknown the prize is, whether it’s local or national, whether he’s won one before or...

The Pulitzer Prize Scam

politico.com — Abandon everything you’ve ever been told about cynical journalists. If you want to melt the frozen heart of a reporter, just whisper in his ear that he’s a finalist in some journalism prize contest. It won’t matter how insignificant or unknown the prize is, whether it’s local or national, whether he’s won one before or...

Eight reasons plagiarism sucks.

slate.com — Readers have stormed my inbox, accusing me of "picking nits" in the latest of my two columns about the plagiarism of New York Times reporter Alexei Barrionuevo (Feb. 27 and March 5). One reader found my charge "hyperactive." Another insisted that Barrionuevo's lifting from Bloomberg News was akin to "repeating...

Hillary Clinton is the Apple Watch of 2016

politico.com — If you start to think of a presidential campaign kickoff as an Apple product launch, well, the column almost writes itself. In both cases, any real suspense about the candidate (let’s call her Hillary) or the new product (let’s call it the Apple Watch) has been vacated by non-stop press coverage, calculated leaks and common sense weeks...

Can I Hire Someone to Write My Résumé and Cover Letter?

nytimes.com — I'm looking for a new job in the nonprofit sector and am considering using a résumé service to write my résumé and cover letter. Part of me feels morally conflicted about this process. Is it fair to have someone else write the two materials that show the quality of my writing skills to my future employer?
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Apr 26, 2015

I really miss watching Derek Jeter adjust and readjust his batting gloves.

Apr 26, 2015

RT @ronlieber: "I kindly ask you not to exist," said the guilty adviser to @JesseDrucker. I hope a source says that to me someday. bloom.bg/1z2jF6V

Apr 25, 2015

RT @samtanenhaus: @jackshafer it was deemed useful information. this but a single strand of a thick knot. at NYT liberalism = cultural presumption

Apr 25, 2015

RT @mattbai: Arianna Huffington and entourage shove aside the long line at WHCA dinner, with help of beefy security guard. Populism in Washington.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @samtanenhaus: @jackshafer at NYT in my time some of us tried to fix this, with little success.

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