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‘Polack’ surfaces in Politico Magazine

From Robert Draper’s “John Dingell and the Tea Party” in Politico Magazine “It appears the writer employed a paraphrased stream-of-consciousness in that segment” ( John Dingell and the Tea Party (

Long Read: “Can Wendy Davis Have It All?”

Most of you have no doubt read this already, but it’s interesting, not just for the information about Davis but for the CW biases. Robert Draper, in the NYTimes Magazine: … That Davis is from Texas raises the stakes for Democrats. America’s longstanding ambivalence about its most bravado-stricken state — I say this as a [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

‘Need a Laugh?’: CNN Reporter Hits Morning Joe for ‘Lecturing’ NY Times on Journalism

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

The spiraling blue-on-blue violence in the press escalated on Monday after the hosts of Morning Joe took a cautious swipe at New York Times Magazine reporter Robert Draper and his profile of Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth).

NBC's Chuck Todd: Wendy Davis 'a Candidate Who's Not Ready'

On Monday's edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe," Chuck Todd agreed that the opening of Robert Draper's Sunday New York Times profile of Texas Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was "very puff," but said it "also painted the...Show More Summary

Defeating The Gun Lobby

Robert Draper thinks it can be done: Yet even as the votes in the chambers still favor the N.R.A., gun-control advocates have some cause for optimism. Time does not seem to be on the N.R.A.’s side. According to data compiled by the nonpartisan National Opinion Research Center, between 1977 and 2012 the percentage of American households […]

Obama agenda: On gun control and Obamacare

CBS poll: “Forty-nine percent advocate stricter gun laws, while 36 percent think gun laws should be kept as they are, and 12 percent think they should be made less strict.” Robert Draper looks at the power of the NRA for the New York Times magazine. USA Today looks at …

On Thursday’s Radio Show…

• Author Robert Draper is on with Alan to discuss his book When the Tea Party Came to Town. • Actor Charles Grodin talks to Alan about self-publishing his new memoir, Just When I Thought I’d Heard Everything. • Daredevil Nik Wallenda discusses with Alan his next death defying feat.

Stuck in Their Ways

In the February 17 issue of the New York Times Magazine Robert Draper wrote an article titled “Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?” The graphics are awesome; check them out. Draper reported on a Republican-conducted focus group session in which a researcher asked what younger swing voters associated with the word “Republican.” When the... Read More

NY Times Mag Cover Story on Young Repubs Battling ‘Far Right, ‘Extreme Wing’

Republicans, beware "help" from the New York Times. Robert Draper, a contributing writer to the magazine, threw four "far right" and two "extreme" labels into his 6,500-word profile of several young conservatives looking to revamp the Republican Party for the 21... -

The 6th Floor Blog: Behind the Cover Story: Robert Draper on Why the G.O.P. Is So Slow to Adapt to the Digital World

The author of this week's cover article explains how Republicans fall behind when their leaders act like "the big men on campus who ridicule the computer nerds."

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Pope Joan, Republican obsolescence and more

Robert Draper: They walked me through a series of slides showing the wide discrepancies between the two campaigns. “And just to make them feel really bad,” Jacobson said as he punched another image onto the overhead screen. “We say,Show More Summary

GOP Not in Kansas Anymore

Over at the New York Times Magazine, Robert Draper has a long piece about the woes of the Republican Party. A lot of it focuses on their inability to embrace the kind of technology favored by young people, but Ed Kilgore points out that the problem goes way, way deeper than technology. Show More Summary

On Rats, Sinking Ships, and the GOP

Cruising through news stories today, it strikes me that the Republican Party is tripping itself up by being too geezer-ish (couldn’t think of the right word) and too juvenile at the same time. Robert Draper’s “Can the Republicans be Saved From Obsolescence?” covers the geezerness of the Republican Party. Draper documents that establishment Republicans are [...]

Rubio’s A No-Go?

Robert Draper profiles young Republicans hoping to lead the GOP out of the wilderness. A teaser: I asked [David] Plouffe, wasn’t the G.O.P. just one postmodern presidential candidate — say, a Senator Marco Rubio — away from getting back into the game? Pouncing, he replied: “Let me tell you something. The Hispanic voters in Nevada, Colorado and [...]

The 6th Floor Blog: How to Read Like a Political Reporter

Our contributors Matt Bai, Mark Leibovich and Robert Draper share their escape fiction, their favorite political reads and the titles they're embarrassed to have not yet finished.

14 Republicans Plotted to Commit Treason – Sabotage Obama’s Admin and Economy

According to his latest book, latest book, entitle, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives", Robert Draper wrote that 14 Republicans Plotted to Commit Treason and Sabotage against President Obama’s Administration and the U.S. Economy. In his latest book, entitle, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside [...]Show More Summary

6 ways Mitt Romney can win the first presidential debate

Pollsters tell us that the presidential debates don't really have much of an effect on who wins the White House, but that's neither accurate nor, frankly, very much fun, says Robert Draper in GQ. In fact, "all sorts of things can happen...Show More Summary

Jonathan Bernstein: The Swift Boat myth

I’m getting to this late, but I can’t let it go. In Robert Draper’s New York Times Magazine profile of Democratic Super PACs, we get this: More than one member of the Priorities team told me that Romney reminded them of another wooden...Show More Summary

The 6th Floor Blog: Behind the Cover Story: Robert Draper on How Democrats Finally Embraced Super PACs

The author of this week's cover article answers questions about the motivations of the people who run Priorities USA Action, a Democratic Super PAC.

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