Media Coverage

Weekly Podcast #56: Ugh Are We Really Talking About 2016?

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Joe, Nick, and Allison gather to discuss the most recent BLS jobs report and what it means for the economy. Spoiler alert: Ben Bernanke is not doing his job correctly. They also turn to a discussion of 2016, specifically what…

Weekly Podcast: Happy Anniversary

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The podcast celebrates its first anniversary with an episode recapping the Boston case, the quiet death of background checks, how dumb Maureen Dowd is, challenges in Syria, and the end of austerity as anything approximating an “intellectual” doctrine. All this…

Weekly Podcast: Boston Aftermath

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Joe and Nick discuss yesterday’s bombing in Boston. In particular, the panel addresses the flurry of media (and social media) speculation and the relative merits and demerits of a world where news is valued for speed as much as substance.…

Weekly Podcast: Remember Voting Rights?

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Remember that roughly 48 year experiment with actually letting people vote without getting discriminated against? That was a blast! Joe, Nick and Allison discuss the upcoming argument in Shelby County v. Holder, the latest challenge to Section 5 of the…

The Sadness of Newspaper Endorsements

"Lets keep doing exactly what we've done the last 100 years...there's no way we're on the wrong side of this history thing."

I just noticed this article rounding up the latest newspaper editorial board endorsements of this presidential election cycle. While both campaigns seek endorsements and both subsequently tout the newspaper endorsements they receive, the whole process fills me with a sense…