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: firstname.lastname@example.org. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
Return here for updates on Friday after a long, long election day, funny walks and all. Even if you don't care much, you might enjoy similarities and contrasts with USA elections.
In a strong column that suggested trumped-up WMD evidence had led to a just-concluded war, the New York Times columnist revealed that an unnamed envoy had been sent to Africa to probe the "uranum deal."
In recent months, the New York Times columnist has repeatedly taken on the Tea Party and other rightwing elements. How does he deal with "red-hot" blowback?
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