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CNBC's Debate Dud and Other Worthy News Fripperies
Media, Presentation and Speech trainer, speech writer and foun...
The critical question now is: What impact will these duffers have on this weeks GOP debate? You may have heard several ideas
The Night the Candidates Were Speechless
Former senior writer, BillMoyers.com. President, Writers Guild...
Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate brings to mind one of the most memorable TV snafus in history: the 27-minute loss of audio during the first presidential debate between incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.
Ready for Obamacare? Tuned In, and Ticked Off
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
Hey, PBS! What's the big idea?!
Dear Newshour: A Royal Birth Is Not a Lead Story
Robert E. Murphy
It rah-ther annoys me. I feel sort of betrayed by a news organization that I much admire and depend on almost nightly for a review and thoughtful discussion of meaningful events and issues.
National Service Not Military Service
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam
Bloggers on 21st-century citizenship
We are indeed at a pivot point for the "success or failure of our great experiment" in government." Schools and families must play an essential role in building citizenship and the character of the nation. So too should national service.
In Praise of Context
Author, film critic, filmmaker
We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.
Women Won This Election: The End of 'Mad Men' Politics
Brenda Peterson Books
Is the dominance of white, male voters in this country finally history?
Secrets Of The 2012 Presidential Debates: Host-School Profs Provide Post-Debate Analysis (WATCH)
Centre College Assistant Professor of Government Ben Knoll added commentary on the vice-presidential debate that took place
Romney Gives New Meaning to Bully Pulpit
Romney has proven himself to be the kind of childhood bully who would declare petulantly that if he didn't get to play first base, he would take the balls and bats home with him because "they're mine."
Would Romney Really Kill Big Bird?
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Adjun...
What does Gov. Romney's proposal to eliminate the federal appropriation for public broadcasting actually mean for Big Bird's livelihood?
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At Veep Debate, Giving New Life to a $5 Trillion Tax-Cut Argument
Associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University a...
It's theoretically possible to close the $5 trillion gap, or at least some of it, by closing loopholes and eliminating deductions. But neither Romney nor Ryan has specified any. They want credit for proposals they haven't made.
UCB Presents 'Jim Lehrer: Badass Moderator' (VIDEO)
Did last week's debate leave you craving a little more badassery? Maybe some fire lit under moderator Jim Lehrer's butt? UCB
Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Richard Nixon and Me
Founding CEO of CNN
Mitt Romney is not the first Republican to try to kill PBS, Sesame Street and Big Bird; forty years ago Richard Nixon tried to do the same thing.
The Rest of the Debates Have Been Cancelled
Author, 'Final Audit'
Calling Mitt Romney the winner, as so many pundits did the next day, would be a misnomer and would ignore the substance of the presentations. The term 'bully' would have been more accurate.
Lester and Charlie
Political satirists and sociial commentators.
Did the Koch brothers make Obama an offer he couldn't refuse? Or maybe, like us, was Obama just listening closely to Romney and waiting for the laugh track? Or was something more calculated going on?
Words That Shaped Last Week: 'Jim Lehrer,' 'Big Bird,' and 'Seth MacFarlane'
Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversa...
For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.
Round One: A Post-Debate Post-Mortem
Professor of Journalism, Northeastern University, Boston
Reportedly it was the Obama campaign that insisted on lecterns, deeming them more presidential. Yet in several ways this preference ended up hurting Barack Obama.
Jim Lehrer Defends Debate Moderating, But Doesn't Plan To Return In 2016
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Lehrer said his role was to facilitate exchanges between President Barack Obama
Jim Lehrer Cut Off By Debate Candidates Three Times More Than In 2008: Study
The study also found that 26 percent of Lehrer's questions challenged the candidates, up from 21 percent in 2008's debate
Obama, Romney Debate Stutters In Full View (VIDEO)
During the first presidential debate this week, both candidates revealed a host of phrases, concepts, and mannerisms they
The Questions Someone Needs to Ask Romney
Author, Editor, Screenwriter, Activist
Obama dropped the ball. The president had an opportunity to directly ask Romney any number of questions he would have been unable to answer with logic or coherence. Here's a selection.
Romney Reveals True Self in PBS Remark
Joan E. Dowlin
I am a musician who loves writing.
The governor was doing a pretty good job of re-selling himself as a caring person who wanted to help the middle class -- until he slipped up and the real man showed up. That moment occurred when he said he wanted to cut PBS.
Presidential Debate #1: You Snooze, You Lose
Mitt Romney pulled through! He was such a good Republican candidate...smilin' and lyin' like a Bush. I'm so excited I might have a drink. Wait, Jesus won't like that. I'll have grape juice.)
And the Real Loser Is...
Professor and director of American studies at Lynn University
With respect to Lehrer, he was lethargic and completely lost control of the debate. Throughout the evening he hesitated when informing the candidates who would go first in answering a question, even pausing as if to recall their names.
Jim Lehrer On Debate Moderating: My Job Was To 'Stay Out Of The Way'
Some other members of the media also jumped to Lehrer's defense. "Jim Lehrer did the unthinkable – he let the candidates
Jimmy Fallon Debates As Mitt Romney, Tells Jim Lehrer To 'Shut The F*** Up' (VIDEO)
Jimmy Fallon wasted no time in parodying the first presidential debate of the election season, pulling out his Romney impression
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