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Palin sues NY Times over editorial linking her to Giffords shooting

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sued the New York Times for defamation because of an editorial that linked her rhetoric to a 2011 shooting that killed six people and seriously wounded a U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. ... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Sunshine Mile born to die for progress

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong.... Read more»2


To thwart terror, start with America’s own craven crazies

We can counter what is still a limited global threat by understanding it and reacting sensibly. Our first priority is boxing off our own cowards and crazies who are ready to abandon fundamental values for the illusion of security. ... Read more»

Comic: McCain-Putin smackdown

Johnny Russia

Following Russian president Vladimir Putin's op-ed in The New York Times, Sen. John McCain contributed a rejoinder to Pravda.... Read more»


Farewell, my Washington Post

People everywhere who are interested in the news about the news were startled and saddened to learn that The Washington Post had been sold — but none more than those who had once worked for that storied paper, which even The New York Times called a “crown jewel” in the newspaper trade. ... Read more»

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The terrible power of purposeful ignorance

It is true that knowledge is power. But getting American politicians to act upon that knowledge—or even convincing top pundits and reporters to pay attention to it—well, that’s another matter entirely. Just ask the millions of families of those killed, wounded, or displaced by the pointless and counterproductive American invasion of Iraq on its 10th birthday.... Read more»1

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Will the Times' terrific tax reporting matter?

My “Think Again” column last week addressed how conservative politicians’ professed theories about job creation in the (endless) process of seeking tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are in direct conflict with real evidence of the actual behavior of individuals.... Read more»

Is this election really all about race and national identity?

There are several ways to parse this year’s presidential election. Many see Obama’s policies of inclusion as undermining whites’ view of citizenship... Read more»

Poll: Supreme Court's approval rating falls to 44%

The Supreme Court's approval ratings have dipped to a new low of 44 percent, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll.... Read more»

Fox's Ailes regrets calling NY Times reporters 'lying scum'

Roger Ailes, Fox News' chairman, said he regretss calling the New York Times "a cess pool of bias" and its reporters "a bunch of lying scum" while lecturing at Ohio University on Monday.... Read more»


The end of newspapers and the decline of democracy

If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets—without the hope for “next year.”... Read more»8


The loss of Anthony Shadid, a profound listener

Anthony Shadid was the living embodiment of the idea of ground truth. He won two Pulitzer Prizes and a legion of other professional awards and was widely regarded by his colleagues. His death in Syria of an apparent asthma attack Thursday at age 43 stunned us all.... Read more»

Comic: Olympics

Dear God

U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials second-place finisher Ryan Hall is the United States' fastest marathon runner, and a religious man. So religious that God is his coach.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Employers debunk GOP 'job creator' myth

Employers don’t create jobs, customers do. This week, business owners themselves exploded the myth that they are the job creators. ... Read more»

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Wall Street wins (and whines)

Close readers of The New York Times will have noticed a disagreement among its reporters on whether Wall Street bankers are pleased or peeved with the treatment they've received from the Obama administration.... Read more»

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How to succeed in journalism without really caring (about issues)

If I were teaching a course on political coverage, one could use the coverage of George W. Bush by the New York Times' new op--ed columnist Frank Bruni—together with his campaign memoir—as examples of what every young reporter should take heed to avoid.... Read more»

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