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There's only one explanation for the pundits who declared Sarah Palin finessed Thursday's debate: A nation of losers sorely needed a redemption narrative.

That McCain and Palin actually have a shot at the White House gives one pause contemplating the future of this country.

John McCain is determined to lie his way into the White House, and pundits and reporters are doing everything they can to enable that strategy.

Bob Woodward's new book on the Bush years in Iraq raises the possibility that extrajudicial killings--not the surge--were the biggest factor in reducing violence.

Nothing short of a divine thunderbolt will get Obama's message through to the brain-dead media establishment.

The national news narrative from Denver is completely nuts: consider the unsourced myth of the Clinton-Obama feud.

Laura Flanders leads a panel discussion featuring Van Jones and David Barsamian on the subject of change.

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.

Betsy Reed, Amy Alexander, Chris Hayes and Michael Tomasky debate the legacy of the media's 2008 election coverage.

Blogs

Frank bemoans the race to the bottom that's being brought about by blogging, content mills, and journalism school enablers.

November 10, 2010

Olbermann thanks activists for raising a ruckus about his suspension. Highest marks go to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

November 8, 2010

Some more problems with Peretz, NPR's oppressive objectivity and Alter-reviews.

October 22, 2010

Muslim Public Affairs Council argues that: "NPR's decision to fire Williams was a poor decision with poor timing." It also argues that FOX's hiring of Williams with a 3-year contract and a substantial pay increase is "grossly opportunistic and offensive."

October 22, 2010

American culture from Saul Bellows to Janeane Garofalo to NPR.

October 14, 2010

Eric on the continuing debacle at TNR, Reed's opinion on editorial endorsements and the mail.

October 7, 2010

Plus high-profile name calling from Limbaugh, Parker Spitzer, and Paladino spokesman

October 6, 2010

The journalist who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers speaks out on how the media isn't doing its job in covering the war in Iraq.

October 5, 2010

Your morning roundup of the most important stories, political foibles, and other gems you might have missed around the internet. Today: polling is getting worse, taxes are important, Stewart mocks Sanchez, and Parker-Spitzer kicks off with Andrew Breitbart.

October 5, 2010

A closer look at Kathleen Parker's take on the idea of a 'full-blooded' American president and the crisis of American identity.

October 4, 2010