May 16, 2008
Reporting techniques

The Politico Web site has been doing an awful lot of good, new media stuff and has really made an impact on political reporting inside the beltway. They've come up with a new feature, and, while it may not always pan out (this week's is pretty good), it's innovative and fun. The Shuttle: Rep. Scott […]

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May 16, 2008
We get a correction

Sort of. You'll recall earlier this week I criticized The New York Times reporting on the back-and-forth between the McCain and Obama camps over the latter's desire to have talks with Iran without preconditions. Today, we got a half-hearted and incomplete correction. An article on Saturday about Senator John McCain’s criticism of Senator Barack Obama’s […]

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May 16, 2008
Gay marriage ruling

Yesterday, the California Supreme Legislature Court decided that gays and lesbians -- but not bigamists, polygamists, first-cousins, brothers and sisters -- can marry. This may not last, as an initiative to overturn the decision is likely to make it on the November ballot. There's extensive, thoughtful coverage of the issue over at National Review's "Bench […]

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May 16, 2008
One of the signs of the apocalypse

I concur with this editorial in the New York Times. The farm bill is an abomination -- proof that no matter what party is in power, the impulse to throw around the public's money for political advantage is universal. I did chuckle, however, when the editorial writer referred to Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a "reformer." […]

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This complaint was resolved (not really!) in mere hours!

Seriously, this is crazy, @factchecknet. Your transparency on this craziness is long overdue. @baybarsorsek @Ferdi_Ozsoy

It was a weak field for @PolitiFact's "Lie of the Year" readers' poll this year, so I wrote in a suggestion.

The suggestion may not be original with me, so apologies to anyone who specifically suggested this one before.

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