Tonight’s Debate: Frame the ‘Narrative,’ Decide the Outcome

Thus far this debate season, more important than any line uttered by the candidates or any folly committed by the moderator has been how political media chose to frame the ultimate outcome. [Read more...]

The Subtle Subversiveness of Lady Gaga

What did Lady Gaga talk to Julian Assange? And what does that say about her rising influence? [Read more...]

Is Mitt Romney Still a Mormon?

This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** You may have heard that Mitt Romney “won” the first presidential debate last week. This unmitigated truth was proclaimed far and wide by journalists, pundits, PR strategists, and the rest of the characters who comprise America’s Chattering Class. [Read More...]

Michael Tracey Responds To Your Comments

This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** My previous post seems to have whipped up a bit of consternation among the commenters, so I thought I would reply to a few objections raised. Why does Michael Tracey get to decide who qualifies as Christian? I [Read More...]

We Deserve to Know More About Mitt Romney’s ‘Prayers’

This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a journalist in Brooklyn, New York. *** Last night the esteemed newsmagazine program 60 Minutes aired dueling interviews with both candidates for the presidency, Barack Hussein Obama and W. Mitt Romney. “What are the essential qualities of a leader?” the correspondents queried. “I wonder what [Read More...]


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