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Ask a Black Woman: Harry Reid edition

Just in time for Black History Month, another installment of "Ask a Black Woman," thanks to JT in Portland who in early January asked me: What's your take on the Harry Reid thing?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 05, 2010

The Granite State Gang

Big bucks couldn't buy the viral awe and ire that the Free State Project (FSP) scored on August 11, when New Hampshire resident William Kostric arrived outside President Barack Obama's Portsmouth Town Hall meeting with a handgun on his right thigh — "op
New Hampshire transplants live free — or die trying
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 28, 2009
Gatesgate blows up

Gatesgate blows up

 If you thought Barack Obama's comments this evening on Skip Gates's arrest would make the story even bigger, you were absolutely right. Obama's critique of...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 22, 2009

Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008

TPM expands, ponders life after Bush

Earlier today, Josh Marshall announced that Talking Points Memo is about to get bigger: January will usher in a new Democratic Ascendancy in Washington. And...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 07, 2008

Peacock problem

A recent Rasmussen Report poll shows that about half the country thinks the press is out to get Sarah Palin, with a full quarter saying this makes it likelier they’ll vote Republican.
MSNBC is in Barack's corner, which may cause an electoral backfire for the Democrats
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 10, 2008


Beating up on Chris (times two)

It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008

Slime time

Nasty presidential races are nothing new.

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?

By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008

Judging Chris Matthews

Anyone meeting Julian Houston for the first time might feel intimidated.
Julian Houston on race in Boston
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  January 23, 2008


Members of the GOP must reject the shameless, dishonorable, dishonest former governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 09, 2008

Power brokers

As the race for the Democratic nomination enters the summer, there are two figures lurking in the background: Al Gore and Elizabeth Edwards.
Al Gore isn't running (yet); neither is Elizabeth Edwards. But either could be a factor in an Obama win.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 02, 2007


Politico and its discontents

In less than four months, Politico has already achieved what few post-FDR presidents could in the same amount of time: it’s become a force in national politics.
Meet the Left’s newest ‘nonpartisan’ media bogeyman
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 18, 2007

Take a sad song and make it better

In two weeks the Democratic candidates will gather for their first debate.
Hillary had better learn the art of apology — and fast
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 11, 2007

Man of the Year

“The free world will be led by a comedian,” intones pundit Chris Matthews in Barry ( Wag the Dog ) Levinson’s latest fusion of humor and politics. Watch the trailer for Man of the Year  (QuickTime)
Not the movie of the year
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 11, 2006

Letters to the Boston editor, February 3, 2006

Liberals factoring in Bill O'Reilly; a cop sticks up for the anti-Stop Snitchin' judge
Shrill O'Reilly
By PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 02, 2006

Rants of the Right

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900

34. Chris Matthews

Just when we’d nearly forgiven Matthews for those comments about Hillary, old fishlips had to go slam-dancing with Ellen DeGeneres. Will these Irish-Catholic schoolboys never learn? It’s practically the 11th commandment: thou shalt not grope married lesb
By  |  January 01, 1900