Our Never-Ending Election Season is a Good Thing


Famous British actor Michael Caine (A.K.A. Batman’s butler, Alfred) was on The Daily Show last night, when the conversation turned towards Britain’s upcoming election. He and Stewart criticized America’s never-ending election season style of campaigning. As soon as someone is elected (or even shortly before), everyone focuses on the next congressional and presidential elections.
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Tweet this: Are Americans Judged by Their Character and Not Their Skin Color?


Join me tonight at 10:00 pm ET on Twitter, as we watch Chris Matthews in a town hall style meeting as he asks the question, “Are Americans judged by their character and not their skin color?”
Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, announced at the beginning of the Obama presidency that he saw it as [...]

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Christopher Hitchens: Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career – The Atlantic


I cannot recall a book title that was less well-shaped to its subject. Far from being a “skeptic,” Arthur Koestler was a man not merely convinced but actively enthused by practically any intellectual or political or mental scheme that came his way. When he was in the throes of an allegiance, he positively abhorred doubt, […]

JACOB LAKSIN: The Rise of the Muckraking Right, AFF Doublethink Online »


Mike Flynn thought it was a crazy idea. When James O’Keefe, a 25-year-old, self-styled investigative journalist, first approached him last August about promoting a series of candid-camera style videos on the community organizing group ACORN, Flynn, an old Washington hand and editor of the new libertarian-themed website Big Government, initially dismissed the project as far-fetched. […]