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Watch: Noah Kristula-Green on MSNBC

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy On the morning of January 1st, I was able to join the panel for Up With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. I'd of course recommend watching both part 1 and part 2 of the show, but if you are short on time, I'd watch part 2 …

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Written by Noah Kristula-Green on Monday January 2, 2012

Conrad Black Relives His Trial

I’ve not read reviews of Conrad Black’s new book, A Matter of Principle , but it’s a remarkable work -- unlike any of its kind that I’ve ever read. It tells the story of his Chicago trial and subsequent conviction. While the trial is the core of the book, Conrad (excuse the informality—but …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Sunday October 30, 2011

Looking Back at `America in Primetime'

For the next month, starting this Sunday, PBS takes a most interesting four-week look back at America in Primetime, a production of the late Peter Jennings' Documentary Group, in association with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The series appropriately coincides not only with …

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Written by Telly Davidson on Friday October 28, 2011

FrumForum Wins The Midnight

Politico claims that their reporting Wins the Morning. But when it comes to writing pieces about whether Sarah Palin will run for President, its clear that Frum Forum Wins the Midnight. Mytheos Holt writing for Frum Forum at 12:21 a.m., Will Palin be Forced to Run? Palin’s …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Wednesday October 5, 2011

Perry: Media Bubble Boy

Texas Governor Rick Perry has had a tough week politically because of his weak performance at the last GOP presidential debate. He's had to backtrack from comments he made and his standing in the polls has taken a hit . There's been a lot of commentary regarding why Perry hasn't done as well …

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Written by Mark R. Yzaguirre on Friday September 30, 2011

FCC Officially Sacks "Fairness Doctrine"

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Written by Telly Davidson on Tuesday August 23, 2011

Republicans Win the Spin Cycle

It's going to be hard for Democrats to depict the Republicans as extremist and irresponsible when President Obama is hailing the results of the debt-ceiling showdown as a "bipartisan deal to avoid default and reduce the deficit."

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Written by David Frum on Monday August 1, 2011

Who Said August is a Slow News Month?

Oslo bombed. The Euro in crisis. Washington DC consumed by debt crisis - all as we head into the so-called dog days of summer, the alleged slowest news week of the year. When they roll me out from the nursing home to offer advice to aspiring young journalists, I’ll concentrate all my accumulated …

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Written by David Frum on Saturday July 23, 2011

The Candid and Frank Betty Ford

Betty Ford will be remembered for being a very candid first lady with a much more modest political profile. In my latest CNN column , I write about Betty Ford's candid and frank speaking style: The role of first lady is one of the most difficult in American public life. Few women have …

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Written by David Frum on Monday July 11, 2011

Page One: Inside the New York Times

The new documentary Page One asks an important question: is it really surprising that people have lost faith in old media? "The old newspaper business is dying.  PERIOD," proclaims noted columnist and author Jeff Jarvis, at one point in Andrew Rossi's up-to-the-second new documentary, Page One: …

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Written by Telly Davidson on Friday July 8, 2011

Americans Tuning Out Climate Change

According to a new poll, Americans are less concerned about climate change than in years past. Its time for environmentalists to turn up the heat. According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are less concerned about climate change than in the past.  Has the environmental movement dropped the …

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Written by D.R. Tucker on Sunday May 22, 2011

Whose Media is More Biased?

Fox News' bias may be marked by flat-out attacks on unpopular pols or positions, but for other outlets like The New York Times bias often appears in what they choose to cover. Tyler Cowen points to an article by Riccardo Puglisi on The New York Times and media bias. Puglisi writes: …

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Written by Andrew Gelman on Thursday April 28, 2011

Debt Downgrade: Are Voters Paying Attention?

Wall Street may have sent a stern warning over the debt, but voters and media still seem more concerned with political sideshows like Donald Trump. The past day or so I experienced that odd feeling that I might be existing in parallel but separate universes, a situation wherein two (or more) …

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Written by Les Francis on Tuesday April 19, 2011

Telly Davidson: Anchors Away!

With Katie Couric leaving CBS News, the era of the big name news anchor is coming to an end. But will anyone even miss it? Breaking news! This just in!  Katie Couric is likely to leave the  CBS Evening News after five years for a probable syndicated talk show (not unlike her CNN colleague, …

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Written by Telly Davidson on Friday April 15, 2011

Why NPR's Better Off Without Federal Funds

NPR gets 2% of their direct funding from the federal government. Is that worth the media headlines and political battles? I think it's safe to say that National Public Radio has had a rough week recently.  Support for NPR funding during the current budget cycle has become a proxy for other …

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Written by Mark R. Yzaguirre on Sunday March 13, 2011

Remembering David Broder

Like many in politics, I read David Broder because he told me what I needed to think about. With his passing, I've lost a friend and mentor. Like so many people in politics over the past half century or more, I read David Broder’s news items and columns religiously for the simple reason that …

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Written by Les Francis on Wednesday March 9, 2011

Palin's Heartland Appeal

Palin is a phenomenon of our times – arguably the only Republican at the moment with star power. With her book tour bus, complete with her portrait on the side, Palin is taking aim at heartland America – her constituency and a group immune to the appeals of the elite. Sarah Palin is back, using …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Friday November 20, 2009

Levi's Future

MTV's 2012 presidential campaign correspondent. Remember: you read it here first. MTV's 2012 presidential campaign correspondent. Remember: you read it here first.

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Written by David Frum on Thursday September 3, 2009

Can Obama Save His Presidency?

Obama's best bet for salvaging his agenda is to "pull a Clinton" and move to the political center. Yet there is no evidence the president is so inclined or even able to do so. As cold fear rises in the mainstream media that President Obama may be in over his head, my thoughts go back to a dinner …

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Written by Gusher on Monday August 31, 2009

Being the Angry Party Will Keep GOP Out of Power

The way many conservatives see it, the way to win is not by emulating the no-drama strategy of the Obama campaign, but rather the hard-nosed, foul-mouthed Chicago tactics of Rahm Emanuel circa 2005 and 2006 . But this strategy will not work for the GOP. Bruce Bartlett, as always, is a fascinatin…

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Written by Thomas J. Marier on Monday August 31, 2009