Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York, has come out again and said that he’s not running for president, and that he won’t run even if we beg, and that he’ll support […]
S&R Poll: the press and trust
The results of the latest S&R poll are in. Readers were asked “Which major press entity do you regard as the most credible source of news?” 1. Other/None of the above (70) […]
Ruth Marcus takes on Paul Krugman – and wins this round.
NYTimes commentator Paul Krugman is an economist who tackles all sorts of issues beyond just the economy, and I’ve been reading him since the early 1990s when I first discovered the New […]
Ignorance is no excuse for telecoms in NSA illegal spying case
By Martin Bosworth Today former Attorney General and current AT&T lobbyist John Ashcroft had an editorial in the New York Times demanding that the Senate grant immunity against litigation for telecom companies […]
Obama tsks-tsks Wall Street about guile and greed
Presidential candidate and senator Barack Obama said something earlier this week worth noting â€” and the audience he said it to as well. Sen. Obama stood before a sea of Wall Street […]
Finally, a welcome extinction – TimesSelect
As of September 19, the New York Times’ subscription service for so-called premium content has been shut down, opening up free access to the NYTimes’ opinion and news commentators, online-only exclusives, and […]
Conservatives may regret foolish FEC complaint
The American Conservative Union said Friday it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming the discount given by The New York Times for Moveon.org’s “General Betray Us” ad constitutes […]
Ignore politicians who don’t play nice with the other children
First, MoveOn.org, a liberal political action group, uses a full-page New York Times ad to attack the character of an American commander, calling him “Gen. Betray Us” and accusing him of “cooking […]
Why is it we can read but we’re not supposed to talk about it…?
My fellow Scrogue Denny Wilkins (Dr. Denny to you) passed along a great essay by Steve Wasserman, former editor of the Los Angeles Times Book Review on the gradual disappearance of book […]
How should we evaluate the job performance of Congress?
Most people who work usually get “evaluated” by a boss of some sort. Sometimes it’s formal (with official rubrics and goals and outcomes and such) and sometimes it’s informal (“Just keep doin’ […]