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A Partial Typology Of Political Media

1. Culturally Biased News - The people who produce CBN are mostly trying to be fair most of the time. They aren’t trying to help either Team Red or Team Blue. They understand that “both sides” have to be presented within an intellectually honest context. They want their audience . . . . Continue Reading »

The Media Ecosystem And Younger Americans

Jonathan Chait has a terrific piece on how the entertainment media shapes political opinion especially among then young. Anybody interested in the long-term trajectory of politics should read it. Conservatives should especially read it. It helps explain why youth unemployment and underemployment is . . . . Continue Reading »

Murder Most Foul

I might have mentioned that I live in Chardon, Ohio.  The other day, the boy who shot six of his classmates, killing three and wounding three others in differing degrees of severity, was up for arraignment.  His defense attorney was able to gain a delay for the trial as they prepare an . . . . Continue Reading »

The Press, the News, and Public Preference

In a post below, I used  quote from Coolidge about “the chief business of the American people is business” and the context of the quote was the intimate relationship between the press and American business, since the press is American business.  This sparked a good comment . . . . Continue Reading »

Choose Your Own Victim

The other day,  John Hinderaker, on the Powerline blog , wrote in “George Zimmerman, Not Guilty” about the mounting evidence apparently exonerating Mr. Zimmerman.  I wrote a comment that generated a positive response.  I am still trying to figure out what Postmodernism is . . . . Continue Reading »

Whither the Post-Healthcare Realignment?

Over at Cato, Julian Sanchez has written a post about how the aftermath of healthcare reform could reveal faultlines in existing political coalitions and trigger realignment: There’s no intrinsic commonality between, say, “left” positions on taxation, foreign policy, and reproductive . . . . Continue Reading »

Tea & Tom

The best way to counter the Tea Party movement, which is all about stopping things, is with an Innovation Movement, which is all about starting things. [ . . . ] Obama should bring together the country’s leading innovators and ask them: “What legislation, what tax incentives, do we need . . . . Continue Reading »

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