Just like NPR, the PBS NewsHour on Thursday night invited on liberals Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein to pound away at the "extremism" of the Republican Party (Tea Party Edition). Propose defunding public broadcasting, and this is how the Empire strikes back.
Thomas Mann unleashed on the GOP: "They are ideologically extreme, contemptuous of centuries worth of policy, economics and social; scornful of compromise, no use much for facts, evidence, and science, and really not accepting of the political legitimacy of the other party.
The NY Times' public editor has a new column in which she contradicts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein and advocates for more, and more integrated, fact-checking in the news. Back in April, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein decided to ... Read Post
Washington Monthly is assembling essays on the question. Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein expect Congress to basically own Romney: A President Romney would be in a poor position upon taking office to change the course outlined in his... Read Post
Nate Silver analyzes the tea parties: [O]ne fundamental Republican problem that the Tea Party has not resolved: the brand remains extremely unpopular among large segments of the public. In fact, the Tea Party is in some ways a react... Read Post