Leslie Savan blogs for The Nation about media and politics. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Village Voice column about advertising, Savan is the author of Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and, Like…Whatever and The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture. She has been widely published, including in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Mother Jones, and Huffington Post. She has appeared frequently on TV and radio, and is very happy to be a talking head in Helvetica, a film about the font.
Ryan is the GOP’s best bet that a Romney win made possible by voter suppression will be greeted with a national shrug.
Whether or not Romney stands for something, he usually stands awkwardly and as passively as possible.
Voter suppression could wipe out 758,000 votes in Pennsylvania alone.
Is Roberts “gutting the Commerce Clause”—or merely throwing red meat to the right?
It depends on which cable news channel you glanced at this morning.
Can The Daily Show do for voter suppression what Colbert has done for Super-PACS?
The host of Hardball has been coaching the president on how to market both his presidency and Keynesian economics itself.