TPM Reader JOD chimes in with his experience with ‘the Fox effect’. I think it’s important to recognize in these stories that you don’t just stand up a new TV network and suddenly you’re changing the the political and racial attitudes of a whole generation of baby boomers and pre-boomers. 348 more words
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A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.
Asking “[w]ho really rules?” researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. 276 more words
Breathe easy, Alaskans, Vladimir Putin is not interested in reclaiming your unspoiled beauty and untamed wilderness.
The Russian president was asked Thursday if he had any plans to “acquire Alaska” during an annual televised call-in show. 82 more words
For years now, undeterred by an imposing level of conservative schadenfreude, a handful of us have argued that the introduction of Affordable Care Act benefits in January would flip the politics of Obamacare, and the GOP’s repeal platform would collapse. 178 more words
“If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention,” the ad’s narrator warns.
A Tea Party candidate challenging House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is out with an online ad that says the speaker suffers from “electile dysfunction.” 246 more words