Entries by DougJ

Independent media voices

These two emails say a lot about the state of American journalism, and I say that as someone who likes The National Journal and thinks Atlantic publisher David Bradley did a decent job picking out bloggers for the Atlantic (you-know-who notwithstanding). ——– Forwarded message ———- From: Mosser, Kimberly Date: Sun, May 2, 2010 at 10:03 […]

For the haters

I stopped reading Politico about a month ago, but I stopped by to sicken myself with their coverage of the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Their new, post-Michael Calderone “on media” blog is really something to behold. Highlights: This week, “Meet the Press” unveils its new set, tailored to incorporate more multimedia elements and to prepare […]

English lessons

Although the UK elections are still a few days away, one thing is already clear: whatever happens will be bad news for Obama. It is also very likely that the elections will teach us a number of important lessons about American politics. The lesson could be that Obama needs to avoid “Gordon Brown” moments. It […]


There’s a lengthy post at FrumForm about the silliness of teahadist fiscal ideas, if it’s even appropriate to describe them as “ideas”. The piece is thorough and on-the-mark, if a little long for my tastes. What intrigued me most was was the opening line: Let’s just say it, the Tea Party movement has far more […]