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Feelings For The Unfeeling: A (2005) Interview With David Berman

It’s no secret on this blog that I am a big fan of the Silver Jews and their sole fixed member, David Berman. As it happens, I e-interviewed Berman for my college’s alternative magazine years ago, but due to our … Continue reading

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Call It The Politico Rhetorical Crutch

Reading Politico’s big article today on Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), the rhetorical move used in the second sentence seemed oddly familiar to me: David Vitter is stepping up his attacks on Wall Street, slamming President Barack Obama’s oil policies and … Continue reading

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Some Perspective On The Battle For Warren Buffett’s Heart Between Civic Good And The Bottom Line

Over at Forbes, Jeff Bercovici asks what superinvestor Warren Buffett’s true feelings are regarding the print press, particularly newspapers. Does he think they are a foolish business venture or a cause worthy of support? Using Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of the Media … Continue reading

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Re: Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Earlier this week, I noted that the confident scribes of Politico’s latest campaign e-book bungled a basic historical fact, namely that they included Gerald Ford’s squeaker of a primary win in 1976 in a list of GOP nominees who “were … Continue reading

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Uncharitable Descriptions And The Constraint Of 140 Characters

Last night, after reading Politico reporter Alexander Burns’ article on how wide swathes of voters often hold uninformed and/or inconsistent views, I noted that the article focused on the present day and quoted only pollsters and political consultants, so I tweeted … Continue reading

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Jack Shafer Demonstrates The Helpful Curation Needed For Digital Excavation

Last October, I wrote that rather than focusing on the various stories of the day (sorry, I have nothing to say about Jeremy Lin), I was interested in finding “great things that are old but could be new to me on … Continue reading

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Dr. Keith Ablow: Gingrich’s Infidelity Is A Reason He Should Be President, But Anthony Weiner Needed To Resign

Media Matters and New York’s Dan Amira are highlighting an op-ed published on Fox News.com yesterday by Glenn Beck co-author Dr. Keith Ablow, which argues that Newt Gingrich’s two broken marriages shouldn’t concern potential voters. In fact, Ablow argues that Gingrich’s … Continue reading

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