Greg Mitchell writes a daily blog for The Nation focusing on media, politics and culture. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and author of thirteen books. His latest book, on the 2012 Obama-Romney race, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape. His other books include Atomic Cover-Up, The Campaign of the Century (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), two books related to WikiLeaks and a pair of books with Robert Jay Lifton on Hiroshima and the death penalty in America. His Twitter feed is @GregMitch and he can be reached at: email@example.com. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
No doubting Thomas in these two classics.
Today's morning "cheat sheet" (updates all day) featuring surge in US deaths in Afghanistan, two important ProPublica probes, Jon Stewart on S. Carolina campaign nuttiness and Stephen Colbert on BP condoms, Helen Thomas lives, our song selection "Paul Krugman Blues," and much more.
Everything you need to start your work week, updated all day, today featuring: war in Afghanistan becomes our longest ever, key WikiLeaks source busted, even young people worry about our over-wired brains, South Park and Levon Helm, and much more.
Your daily media and politics cheat sheet, with updates later, today featuring Frank Rich urging Obama to get even (not mad), Helen Thomas in trouble, latest on oil slick and Gaza, a new pinup girl for "The Daily Show," the Best of Colbert, and much more.
Your morning "cheat sheet" today featuring oil-slicked birds, Jon Stewart on Glenn Beck on Israel, more campaign nuttiness in S. Carolina, David Mamet's porn, Olbermann, Buzz Bissinger and others on imperfect game, and much more! Updates all day!
Your daily cheat sheet, updated all day, this time featuring Jon Stewart on Charles Krauthammer, Joe Biden on Charlie Rose, Palin on thin ice, Obama on McCartney, more lies from candidates about their past, and much more.
The Veep asks, "What's the big deal here?" in response to the Israeli assault on the flotilla heading for Gaza.
Your daily "cheat sheet" on media and politics, with updates all day, today featuring more on Israel/Gaza crisis, BP crimes against humanity, the return of Stewart and Colbert, Glenn Greenwald vs. Eliot Spitzer, the military vs. VD (for laughs?), and much more.
Your morning cheat sheet, with afternoon updates, this edition featuring latest on aftermath of Israel's attack on aid ship, DOJ launches criminal probe of BP, Glenn Greenwald vs. Eliot Spitzer, a response to Hirsi Ali, Dennis Hopper and his rubber ducky, and much more.
A roundup of news and opinion on the IDF attack on the Gaza aid flotilla, plus Krugman on the jobless and BP after the failure of top kill.