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As American life becomes more and more like reality television, could product placement of a candidate become the surest route to the presidency?
Unchecked by campaign finance regulation, unchallenged by a journalism sufficient to expose abuses, a nearly unbeatable force opposed progressives in 2010.
We have increasingly substituted opinion and prejudice for science and reason.
By this past weekend, says Greg Mitchell, the media's focus had shifted from the elections to Keith Olbermann's suspension for donating money to Democratic candidates. Not a peep, of course, about the amount that MSNBC's parent company, GE, had given throughout the campaign season.
Why don't voters know more about Obama's accomplishments?
All the attention given to Dobbs's hypocrisy risks obscuring the deeper lesson to learn from this case: that undocumented workers are so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our economy that even a professional immigrant-basher like Dobbs couldn't avoid relying on their labor.
The military may not be winning the Afghan War, but it is winning the Afghan publishing wars at home, with a striking percentage of books on the war Pentagon-influenced or simply Pentagon-produced.
The cool kid bullied the uncool kids in the Stewart/Sanchez affair, while CNN, like a cowed principal, ran from the crossfire.
Ari Melber talks about The Nation's latest investigation of Lou Dobbs's relationship with undocumented immigrant workers on CNN's Joy Behar Show.
American conservatism is poised to come to (legislative) power, just as it runs itself off the rails.