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9 items by James Burnett

  • Four More Lessons from the GOP Landslide

    Four More Lessons from the GOP Landslide | BLOG ENTRY

    A few more items to add to the list we drew up while the balloons were still falling early Wednesday morning:  Christine O’Donnell was even less electable than Alvin Greene. Despite never actually campaigning and displaying...

    November 4, 2010 3:44 AM ET
  • Kanye Says He Understands George Bush's 'Disgust'

    Kanye Says He Understands George Bush's 'Disgust' | ARTICLE

    When assessing the lowest moments of George W. Bush's presidency, outside observers might have gone with, oh, Abu Ghraib, or that time when he realized he was going to have to bail out the US financial system,...

    November 3, 2010 4:15 PM ET
  • Things We Learned at the Midterms

    Things We Learned at the Midterms | BLOG ENTRY

    The big headlines were clear well before midnight: Republicans were retaking the House, while Democrats would hold the Senate. The big questions -- what will President Obama do now, and how far to the right will the Tea...

    November 3, 2010 1:58 AM ET
  • Keeping Hope (Barely) Alive: Two Last-Minute Causes for Democratic Optimism?

    Keeping Hope (Barely) Alive: Two Last-Minute Causes for Democratic Optimism? | BLOG ENTRY

    The polls say it’s going to be a bad-to-very-bad night for Democrats. But until the actual polls -- the ones that voters actually vote at -- close, it is still possible for Democrats and likeminded independents to...

    November 2, 2010 5:51 AM ET
  • Obama's Interview with Ryan Seacrest: What Took Him So Long?

    Obama's Interview with Ryan Seacrest: What Took Him So Long? | BLOG ENTRY

    It has been noted that American Idol finales can draw more votes than American Presidents, a bit of fuzzy math (American Idol voters can vote more than once, and when ballots for losing candidates are included, presidential...

    November 1, 2010 4:46 AM ET
  • One Way Jon Stewart's Rally Is Already Working

    One Way Jon Stewart's Rally Is Already Working | ARTICLE

    In the hours after Saturday’s Rally to Restore Sanity, the fancy aerial analysis firm that CBS News has retained will release its scientific estimate of how many people turned out, and we’ll know whether Jon Stewart...

    October 29, 2010 11:39 PM ET
  • Stewart's Big Obama Interview Raises Question for Rally to Restore Sanity

    Stewart's Big Obama Interview Raises Question for Rally to Restore Sanity | BLOG ENTRY

    As befits these fractious times, reaction to President Obama’s appearance on The Daily Show last night has split along predictable lines. If you like Stewart and Obama, you generally liked it. If you’re part of the...

    October 28, 2010 1:32 AM ET
  • Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Ignites Controversy

    Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Ignites Controversy | ARTICLE

    Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity is still weeks away, but it continues to make people a little crazy. We got our latest example of that yesterday, courtesy of an NPR internal memo that became a minor...

    October 14, 2010 5:35 PM ET
  • Indie Radio Beats the FCC

    Indie Radio Beats the FCC | ARTICLE

    In September, the Bush administration was on the verge of allowing the nation's largest media companies to further monopolize the public airwaves. New rules that were to be implemented by the Federal Communications Commission would have allowed...

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM ET
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