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This is Going to Be Good

This is Going to Be Good

For those who watch these things the exquisitely fragile glass jaw of the Brian Ross investigative unit at ABC News has been an extremely open secret for roughly forever. And now it seems like ABC’s (extremely ill-considered fight) to try to force its way into a Pulitzer Prize could bring it all out. Here’s the story – where they’re burned scorchingly by the folks

Harder to Handle

Harder to Handle

Must read from TPM Reader SB … I know from my personal experience that people with strong racial and other biases are unlikely to admit those biases even to themselves. I grew up in a Republican family. My parents voted the straight Republican ticket in every election. They never espoused hatred toward blacks, hispanics, Jews, or any other group. Read More →

[Sponsored Message] Don Cheadle, Rick Perry, and Climate Change’s Impact on One Texas Town

[Sponsored Message] Don Cheadle, Rick Perry, and Climate Change’s Impact on One Texas Town

It’s thrilling to have a weekly blog on TPM – at least for the next nine weeks while our series, Years of Living Dangerously, runs on Showtime. As Josh noted a few days ago , the two of us go back to when his office was a corner table in the Starbuck’s north of Dupont Circle and he wrote TPM all by himself. Early along, when my partner, Joel Bach, and I were searching for strong characters who could help tell the climate change story, I hopped on a plane for Lubbock, Texas, to meet Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, who teaches climate science at Texas Tech. I’d heard a lot about Katharine –…

Thoughts on "Hard to Handle"

Thoughts on "Hard to Handle"

I think TPM Reader RC is imputing naiveté where what I was expressing was more a matter cognitive dissonance on latter-day Ron Paul and his role as – no other way to say it – prominent figure in far-right white nationalist politics. But powerful personal account from RC … I must take issue with you on this comment, although I certainly understand it: “Personally, I have to say…

No, No and Absolutely Not

No, No and Absolutely Not

Appeals Court crushes lawsuit claiming Senate filibuster is unconstitutional.

Aisle 51

Aisle 51

New mugshot to become key part of the arcana of the ‘Shoe Truth’ movement.

Comments Tomorrow (Most Likely)

Comments Tomorrow (Most Likely)

Just a quick update on comments. We are tentatively – I stress, tentatively – planning to roll out our new comments system to the full TPM community late in the day tomorrow. The new system will still be in beta. So we’ll be looking for bug reports if you have them and tips or suggestions on functionality and so forth. In case you missed it, here’s our primer

Militia Whackadoo Explainer

Militia Whackadoo Explainer

So why do the Bundy Ranch militia folks think local sheriffs can disarm federal agents? Here’s why .

Key to Understanding to US Politics

Key to Understanding to US Politics

One of the single-most important factors to understanding US politics: The more money you have, the more likely you are to vote. Look at the chart .

Hard to Handle

Hard to Handle

We’ve gotten a rather ferocious response to my noting last night that when we interviewed accused Kansas City Jewish Center Shooter Glenn Miller two years ago his two big questions for our reporter Ryan Reilly was whether Ryan was Jewish and whether Ryan thought of how Ron Paul was being treated by the mainstream media. Now, obviously people can’t be responsible for the bad acts of …

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