Welcome to the presidential debate season. This evening, tomorrow, and then over 16 long months, several dozen proposed debates will occupy much of the news media’s fevered attention. Millions of us will tune in, but we may well be disappointed. Instead of informed, insightful coverage of complex issues and character of the candidates, the debates … Continue reading 2020 Democrats Debates Will Disappoint. Here’s Why Podcasts Are So Much Better.
I'm writing this on a really hot, clammy day in New York. So, forgive me if I'm a little bit steamed. Recently, political journalist Matt Taibbi sounded an alarm that should have sparked a national debate about the conduct of ex-Attorney General Eric Holder. The story was crowded out by the furore over Donald Trump, … Continue reading Something Liberals and Conservatives Can Agree On: Slow Down Washington’s Revolving Door!