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342 items by Julian Brookes

  • Tim Dickinson on How the Twitter-Powered Left Beat ALEC

    Tim Dickinson on How the Twitter-Powered Left Beat ALEC | BLOG ENTRY

    Yesterday in this space, Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson wrote about how progressives have pulled off a string of recent social media-powered wins against various right-wing causes, like successfully pressuring big corporations to pull out of the...

    April 20, 2012 11:11 AM ET
  • Dickinson on Rep. Allen West's McCarthyite 'Trolling'

    Dickinson on Rep. Allen West's McCarthyite 'Trolling' | BLOG ENTRY

    On Current TV's Young Turks show last night, Rolling Stone's own Tim Dickinson joined Megan Carpenter of Raw Story and host Cenk Uygur to tackle the perennial question: What the hell is it with Allen West?...

    April 12, 2012 2:13 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Obama vs. Romney ... vs. Gingrich?

    Jon Stewart on Obama vs. Romney ... vs. Gingrich? | BLOG ENTRY

    Rick Santorum dropping out means Obama and Romney can go at it, mano a mano, right? Wrong. "The feeling at Gingrich headquarters is that this race is far from over," Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee reported last...

    April 12, 2012 10:17 AM ET
  • Colbert on the End of Rick Santorum

    Colbert on the End of Rick Santorum | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Report, host Stephen Colbert was a mess. His part was all over the place, he could barely fight back the tears; as he himself said, he might as well have been wearing sweatpants. Why?...

    April 11, 2012 12:35 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart: 'What the Hell Happened to CNN?'

    Jon Stewart: 'What the Hell Happened to CNN?' | BLOG ENTRY

    "R&R," "End Point," "CNN=Politics," "Political Pop," "Political Gut Check": An epidemic of branded news segments has taken over CNN. Which leads Jon Stewart to debut his own feature: "Why?" As in, why do CNN's cute segment names...

    April 11, 2012 11:58 AM ET
  • How to Fix the Debt Problem - Without Trashing Government

    How to Fix the Debt Problem - Without Trashing Government | BLOG ENTRY

    The United States government, you may have heard, has been running up a pretty major tab. The budget deficit – the amount of money the federal government borrows and spends in a given year over and above...

    April 6, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • Dickinson and Spitzer on Romney's 'Toxic Contortions'

    Dickinson and Spitzer on Romney's 'Toxic Contortions' | BLOG ENTRY

    Rolling Stone's very own Tim Dickinson was to be seen on Keith Olbermann's Eliot Spitzer's Current TV show last night, for an informative chat about whether Mitt Romney, after having gone full wingnut (albeit with...

    April 5, 2012 11:54 AM ET
  • Colbert on the GOP's Latino Problem

    Colbert on the GOP's Latino Problem | BLOG ENTRY

    "Republicans will need to work hard to capture the Latino vote," noted Stephen Colbert on last night's Report, "instead of their current strategy of capturing Latinos." Mitt Romney likes to play up his deep ties with Hispanics,...

    April 5, 2012 10:47 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart to Rick Santorum: 'Game's Over, Dude'

    Jon Stewart to Rick Santorum: 'Game's Over, Dude' | BLOG ENTRY

    How over is the GOP presidential race? Newt Gingrich isn't even pretending to try anymore – that's how over it is. Mitt Romney has the nomination locked up; everyone can see that. Everyone, that is, except Rick...

    April 5, 2012 10:26 AM ET
  • Jared Bernstein on the GOP's 'Robin Hood in Reverse' Budget

    Jared Bernstein on the GOP's 'Robin Hood in Reverse' Budget | BLOG ENTRY

    RollingStone.com contributor Jared Berstein was on the PBS Newshour last night for a good-natured smackdown with a guy from the libertarian Cato Institute. The topic: The starkly different economic visions of Obama and the Republicans. Key snippet: Jared...

    April 4, 2012 12:39 PM ET
  • Don Berwick on the Fate of 'Obamacare'

    Don Berwick on the Fate of 'Obamacare' | BLOG ENTRY

    Between July 2010 and December 2011, Dr. Donald Berwick was head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency that runs the government's health insurance programs. In a sane world, he would be still. But...

    March 30, 2012 3:15 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on the (Hooded) Trayvon Martin Coverage

    Jon Stewart on the (Hooded) Trayvon Martin Coverage | BLOG ENTRY

    Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager shot to death in Florida last month by neighborhood watch officer George Zimmerman, was wearing a hoodie when he was killed. This is significant because wearing-a-hoodie-while-black is, apparently, prima facie evidence...

    March 27, 2012 10:53 AM ET
  • Rick Santorum's 'Obamaville': It's Mourning in America

    Rick Santorum's 'Obamaville': It's Mourning in America | BLOG ENTRY

    Rick Santorum is out with a new campaign video, and it's deeply weird. The minute-long film imagines a small American town –"Obamaville" – two years from now if the president is reelected. Basically, the Soviets have taken...

    March 26, 2012 1:58 PM ET
  • Taibbi Talks Bank of America on Current TV

    Taibbi Talks Bank of America on Current TV | BLOG ENTRY

    Check out Matt Taibbi on Current TV's The Young Turks last night. The topic: Matt's recent Rolling Stone article about too-crooked-to-fail Bank of America. "It’s no different than here on the streets of New York where...

    March 23, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • The Deadly Scramble for the World's Last Resources

    The Deadly Scramble for the World's Last Resources | BLOG ENTRY

    For better or worse, a lot of the things we humans like about the way we live now – from electric lighting and indoor plumbing to global travel, advanced medicine, flat-screen TVs, and iPhones – depend on...

    March 19, 2012 4:40 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert on Goldman Sachs and Its 'Banker-dict Arnold'

    Stephen Colbert on Goldman Sachs and Its 'Banker-dict Arnold' | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Report, Stephen Colbert went after Greg Smith, the quitting Goldman Sachs exec whose scalding New York Times' Op-Ed yesterday accused the firm of screwing its clients in the quest for ever-greater profits.  This "Banker-dict...

    March 15, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • Michael Hastings on the Kandahar Massacre and America's 'Insane' Afghanistan Strategy

    Michael Hastings on the Kandahar Massacre and America's 'Insane' Afghanistan Strategy | BLOG ENTRY

    In case you missed it, Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings, author of The Operators, was Current TV's The Young Turks show yesterday talking about America's Afghanistan strategy in light of the massacre of 16...

    March 15, 2012 10:37 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Newt Gingrich's Performance Art Campaign

    Jon Stewart on Newt Gingrich's Performance Art Campaign | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart batted around the question of the hour: Why won't Newt Gingrich quit already? Going into Tuesday night's GOP primary contests, it was pretty clear Gingrich needed a good showing in...

    March 15, 2012 8:02 AM ET
  • Stephen Colbert on the 'Knowledge-Free' GOP Field

    Stephen Colbert on the 'Knowledge-Free' GOP Field | BLOG ENTRY

    There's no topic  the GOP presidential contenders can't explain using sentences no more complex than "I like to eat y'all's cheesy grits," Stephen Colbert pointed out on his show last night. To wit, Rick Santorum: "The dangers...

    March 14, 2012 10:41 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Rush Limbaugh's 'Mouth Dump'

    Jon Stewart on Rush Limbaugh's 'Mouth Dump' | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart revisited the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy. (The "radio shock-blob," you'll recall, called the law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" on air after she talked up the value of contraception...

    March 14, 2012 10:24 AM ET
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