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Forget Bridgegate … It’s Fandom That May Hurt Chris Christie

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In a piece he wrote for the Politico earlier this week entitled “Why Republicans Are Ready for Hillary,” Matt Latimer makes some compelling points for why the prospective field of GOP presidential candidates should recognize Mrs. Clinton as a very beatable opponent in 2016. He also tackles some popular media myths about some of the…

The Fox News Christmas Dinner Conversation

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Every year on Christmas Eve, after an early church service, my family heads over to a local restaurant for dinner with some friends and their families. It’s an event we always look forward to, and this year was no exception. After appetizers were placed on our table, and many of us were engaged in separate…

Does Michelle Obama Think Short People Are Racists?

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A few years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was a guest on David Letterman’s show. She told a humorous story that night about a trip she had taken to a Target store. Dressed somewhat in disguise in hopes of avoiding detection and drawing a crowd, she shopped the aisles until one of the other shoppers…

What is the Responsibility of a Journalist?

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Last week, I was perusing Twitter when I stumbled across a brief but interesting conversation between two nationally-known news figures. Ron Fournier, National Journal columnist and frequent member of Fox News’ Special Report panel, wrote that he was taping a quote from Marty Kaiser, a newsman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to his…

Frustrated Journalist: Dems Should Abandon ‘Prejudice-Infested’ South

Michael Tomasky

Last week, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu from Louisiana was defeated in a runoff election by Republican candidate, Bill Cassidy. Landrieu was the last remaining Democratic senator from the Deep South – a region that the Democratic Party dominated for much of the 20th century. The Democrats’ lack of remaining political prospects in the region has…