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As you may have read in this space last week, my decades-long partner in crime, Chip Young, has left the column for a gig at golocalprov.com . So first, a word about the new "Cool, Cool World."
A florid salutation; the changing Times ; more on the Roots Café
| March 18, 2011
New York Times' Bill Keller goes berserk on HuffPost, writes best #humblebrag of all time, shows up at SXSWi
Although it's already spawned a full-blow webternet kerfluffle and a full-body-contact response from its target, Bill Keller's NYTimes Magazine hit-piece on Arianna Huffington officially comes...
| March 13, 2011
Arianna Huffington at the Brattle
Huffington Post media maven and authority on all things left Arianna Huffington is touring to support her new book, Third World America: How Our Politicians...
| September 08, 2010
Revenge of the nerds
Barack Obama's new administration has been characterized many ways — as a return to liberalism, a Chicago Mafia, and the harbinger of a new age.
For the first time since JFK, 'the best and the brightest' are back in the White House. Will Ivy-League intellect be enough to set the country straight?
| January 21, 2009
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
| June 25, 2008
The new armies of the ’net
More than a million people have downloaded the “Hello Garci” ring tone.
Can pop technology ramp up public interest in politics?
| February 01, 2007
The Huffington express
We were on our way to San Francisco as part of a Huffington book tour, a surreal world in which hitching a ride on Norman Lear’s jet is no big deal. Jill Sobule, Kay Hanley, and Michelle Lewis featuring Arianna Huffington, "Fearless" (mp3)
Norman Lear’s jet? Arianna rapping? What the hell am I doing here?
| October 04, 2006
Hunting the wild Deaniac
Former Virginia governor Mark Warner was in New Hampshire last weekend trying very badly to capture the insurgent-outsider mantle that Howard Dean almost rode to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.
Mark Warner switches from right-winger to insurgent outsider. Will the grassroots buy it?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 29, 2006
How to neuter the Republicans
A heavy burden lay upon the first convention of the “netroots” — that amorphous mass of progressive activists participating in blogs and grassroots organizations outside of the Democratic Party — in Las Vegas earlier this month. Netrooting for Dems: Te
Can netroots bloggers bring down the GOP?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 21, 2006
Like anyone who works a specific beat — sportswriters and political writers come to mind — media critics acquire lots of impressions, opinions, and stray observations that never actually make it into print, and yet they are worth musing over.
Sometimes a media critic just wants to herd a few cats
| May 03, 2006
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