Media Blog

Re: ‘Cash for Refrigerators’

As we noted over in Planet Gore, there is a new $300 million program of incentives for consumers to trade in their old appliances for new ones. GE, which owns NBC and MSNBC, would be a direct beneficiary of such a program.  Will the NBC/MSNBC suits insist on disclaimers whenever the program is discussed?

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Elections

The Democrats Made Two Joe Biden Miscalculations

I think it's safe to say that there are many, many progressive Democrats who are more than a little surprised -- and a lot chagrined -- at Joe Biden's polling dominance. Look at FiveThirtyEight's polling roundup. Aside from a few high and low outliers, he leads the race by a solid 20 points (at least). Even ... Read More
National Security & Defense

The Warmonger Canard

Whatever the opposite of a rush to war is — a crawl to peace, maybe — America is in the middle of one. Since May 5, when John Bolton announced the accelerated deployment of the Abraham Lincoln carrier group to the Persian Gulf in response to intelligence of a possible Iranian attack, the press has been aflame ... Read More