Palin, Biden Less Popular Than Cheney
September 05, 2008

How popular is Sarah Palin? So popular that she's almost as well regarded as the original baller, Dick Cheney, at the time he was rolled out as the Republican VP nominee in 2000.There are three fresh favorability polls on Sarah Palin that were conducted in whole or on part since her speech to the Republican Convention on Wednesday. These are from Rasmussen, ABC News and Diageo/Hotline, respectively.

April 16, 2008

ABC starts off by reminding viewers that we've already had 20 debates! Who is psyched for #21? Update: A commercial already? Is ABC trying to drive down viewership?  --Isaac Chotiner 

For Love Of Screwing Romney
February 05, 2008

An ABC analyst just asked Mike Huckabee if the campaign "got too acrimonious" during an interview. "Oh, I think you're going to see one of the most civil campaigns you've seen in a long time," he responded--all the while smirking like he just ate the canary. --Barron YoungSmith

Angry White Man
January 30, 2008

If you are a critic of the Bush administration, chances are that, at some point over the past six months, Ron Paul has said something that appealed to you. Paul describes himself as a libertarian, but, since his presidential campaign took off earlier this year, the Republican congressman has attracted donations and plaudits from across the ideological spectrum.

Angry White Man
January 08, 2008

Kirchick: Ron Paul's bigoted past.

Is Colbert Barely Legal?

Back before the Great Redesign of Aught Seven disappeared them, I recall some Talkbackers were wondering whether Colbert's presidential campaign ran afoul of FEC laws. ABC News has an answer: Maybe.   --Jason Zengerle 

Al Gore's New Theory
June 11, 2007

Editor's Note: In the current issue, Ryan Lizza speaks with Al Gore about his new book, The Assault on Reason, and the former vice president explains what went wrong with democracy. The following is a transcript of the interview, which was conducted on May 30.   Ryan Lizza: Explain what the book is about. Who did you write the book for? Who is the audience for the book? Al Gore: Principally Americans, although it's selling well in England as well, and there is interest in translations.

Big Spender
April 23, 2007

Tommy Thompson sees an opening. As the national debt nears the $9 trillion mark, Democrats and Republicans may be sympathetic to a presidential aspirant who will actually do something to rein in spending, rather than just pay lip service to the idea of a balanced budget. And so Thompson, the former Republican governor of Wisconsin and secretary of Health and Human Services, officially threw his hat into the ring this month as a deficit hawk who will bring "Midwestern values" to the White House.

The Abcs Of History
September 09, 2006

by David Greenberg Historians, listen up: By now you've probably read about the upcoming ABC 9/11 docudrama that's alleged to distort history--with (it is said) a bias against the Clinton administration's counterterrorism policies.

Is Al Jazeera the next PBS?
May 01, 2006

It took Dave Marash about four years as a Washington anchor to become disgusted with the pandering, the triviality, and the sensationalism of TV news. Marash was a paragon of seriousness, as his bearded chin and intense eyes announced to even casual viewers of WRC-TV, Washington's local NBC affiliate, and, by 1989, he was fed up.