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Members of the media, like Cokie Roberts pictured above,  who are charged with being sophisticated, nonideological interpreters of political reality regularly embrace the childish good vs. bad dichotomy whenever they find it convenient.

One of the key aspects of the poohbahs of the punditocracy that goes relatively unnoticed is how childish so many of them are. Adults understand that "the color of truth is gray." But that is often too complicated a notion to make it into contemporary debate. Read more»


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has figured out at least this much: Mexican drug dealers are, to average folks, much scarier than Mexican dishwashers. So Brewer, who is running for election, has decided to make one the face of the other — all Mexicans being interchangeable, after all. Read more» 1