(Scott Johnson) National Journal White House correspondent Ron Fournier mostly recapitulates Juliet Eilperin’s Washington Post story on the political concealment of the administration’s pending regulatory regime in 2012, but he adds this zinger: Obama’s apologists will say that every president plays politics with policy in elections years. Show More Summary
By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout C. Wright Mills argued 50 years ago that one important measure of the demise of vibrant democracy and the corresponding impoverishment of political life can be found in the increasing inability of a society to translate private troubles to broader public issues.
Some are calling it a “Christmas miracle,” but most can see the agreement reached by congressional negotiators after four years of living in a budget-less country is much ado about nothing. Except senior political correspondent John Oliver, who argues that the bipartisan budget is comparable to the Civil Rights Act.
Reason TV's correspondent Kennedy launched her new show, "The Independents," on Fox Business Monday. The former MTV VJ and Reason contributor will host the political talkshow alongside Reason Magazine's editor-in-chief Matt Welch and America's...Show More Summary
MSNBC anchor and NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd lashed out at Fox News for what he described as "pandering to an audience" over their coverage of President Obama's enthusiastic handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Show More Summary
OUR correspondents assess how Nelson Mandela's extraordinary achievements were the result of political strategy as well as skill
In March 1990, one month after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, John Carlin — then a South Africa correspondent for The Independent in London — discussed then-president F.W. de Klerk's decision to release the political activist, despite protests from pro-apartheid forces. Show More Summary
"I would reverse the district court and remand with instructions that summary judgment be granted in favor of the plaintiffs. And I would set public television and radio free to pursue its public mission to its full potential. We'd all...Show More Summary
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd told the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday that the problematic roll-out of the Affordable Care Act represents an all-time political low for President Barack Obama.
If you search for "Jonathan Martin" on Twitter, the top two handles that come up are @jmartNYT and @J_Martin71. The former, which is the query's first result, is a political correspondent for the New York Times. The latter is an NFLShow More Summary
Trying to deflect from the political damage ObamaCare has done to Democrats, on Monday's NBC Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander hyped GOP divisions: "...the Republican Party is facing a war within....Republicans have an...Show More Summary
The New York Times' national political correspondent Jonathan Martin is finding out what it's like to be controversial professional athlete ever since a different Jonathan Martin--this one the offensive tackle rookie on the Miami Dolphins--became the target of vicious hazing attacks by teammate Richie Incognito.
While NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd did question President Obama on the failed ObamaCare rollout during an exclusive interview on Tuesday, the network political director tried to downplay the notion that the commander-in-chief...Show More Summary
We came to Moscow as political correspondents. We leave as crime reporters. That is from an excellent Jonathan Steele LRB review (free registration) of two new books on Central Asia.
FOX Business Network senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino accused the Obama Administration of targeting and fining JP Morgan $13 billion because their CEO Jamie Dimon of criticizing the failed economic initiatives of the administration. “This is something, most of it, that … Continue reading ?
The marxian political philosopher and legendary blogger Norman Geras has died, aged 70. Norm and I never met in person, but this southern-African turned Mancunian and I corresponded by email over a number of years. In 2008, Norm interviewed me as part of a long series of profiles of political bloggers and other writers. Norm […]
OUR correspondents discuss the shutdown, Republican intransigence and why the war in American politics won’t be over by Christmas
CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford claimed that CBS couldn't "find anyone who's enrolled" in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since the exchanges went online, proving not that Americans haven't signed up for the exchanges, but...Show More Summary
As the only person to have served as both President and Chief Justice of the US, William Howard Taft's political contributions are well-documented. And now, correspondence with his physician provides a rare view into how obesity was tackled in the early 20th century. Show More Summary
Wrapping up a report on the government shutdown for Thursday's NBC Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander eagerly promoted negative political fallout for Republicans: "Both parties are taking a hit in their approval ratings as a result these days. Show More Summary