Day: January 30, 2012

Dear Andrew Sullivan: Why Focus on Obama’s Dumbest Critics?

Conor Friedersdorf A major defense of the president exaggerates Obama’s accomplishments and misses the point: his scandalous transgressions against rule of law. After reading Andrew Sullivan’s Newsweek essay about President Obama, his critics, and his re-election bid, I implore himREAD ON

Tom Engelhardt: Iran Through the Looking Glass

By Tom Engelhardt (Tehran, FNA) The Fars News Agency has confirmed with the Republican Guard’s North American Operations Command that a new elite Iranian commando team is operating in the U.S.-Mexican border region. The primary day-to-day mission of the team,READ ON

Why do 99% of reporters cover 1% of the news?

By jerry lanson Last week’s “dust-up on the tarmac” between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama typifies the kind of pack conformity coverage that fills wide swaths of the 24-7 news hole. These stories provide easy conflict but littleREAD ON

How Fox News Is Destroying The Republican Party

By Eric Boehlert Wannabe kingmaker Roger Ailes (below) is facing an open revolt. More and more despondent conservatives are expressing alarm over the unfolding Republican primary season and what they see as the party’s dwindling chances of defeating President ObamaREAD ON