I’ve got a new “Think Again” column called “What’s Wrong with this Mainstream Media Picture?” about coverage of DISCLOSE Act, here.
And my new Nation column about the MSM’s embrace of Breitbartism and nuttiness regarding Journolist, is here.
Now here’s Charles:
CHARLES PIERCE Hey Doc:
"Nothing from nothing leaves nothing/You gotta have something/if you want to be with me."
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: "(They Call Me) Doctor Professor Longhair" (Professor Longhair) — If the Republicans start telling me I don’t love New Orleans, I’m setting Anthony Weiner on they asses again. Just sayin’.
Part The First: My money’s on this action’s never getting to court, but I’d buy tickets to the discovery process as requested by the plantiff. Oh, yes. I would do that.
Part The Second: The Cynic returns, baffled as always.
Part The Third: Go ahead. Tell me that the reason for this is that we need 60 votes to pass something in the Senate. He wants this power because he wants this power. Period. Constitutional law professor, my arse.
Part The Fourth: Behold, the most honest man in Nevada, except, of course, for that part about lying that he’d ever said these things. As a matter of fact, because his children don’t look Hispanic is precisely why they don’t have to worry about the Arizona law.
Part The Fifth: Outside of The Band, whose first two albums retired the trophy in this category, no band ever has developed in its music such a finely drawn individual country of the imagination than have the Drive By Truckers. Their latest, The Big To-Do, is growing on me by the hour. This is the South where even Atticus Funch doesn’t dare troll for clients. "The Wig He Made Her Wear" can legitimately be seen as a direct link to "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)", except that the events in the former take place after the rural economic dread that hangs over every note of the latter like smoke over a cornfield has settled in for 30 years or so. Somebody smarter than me once said that the only original insight George Wallace ever had was to discover that, in many important ways, all of America was Southern. With double-digit unemployment as the New Normal, this is music that the country needs right now.