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Fetishizing Bipartisanship Is Kind of Dumb

Fetishizing Bipartisanship Is Kind of Dumb

“Not one Democrat voted for North Dakota’s new Voter ID law,” the Grand Forks Herald says in an editorial today. “That’s reason enough for Gov. Doug Burgum to veto it.” The editorial goes on to make some additional critiques of the law which I don’t agree with (here are my thoughts on that) but those opening

President Obama: I’ll Work With Anyone As Long As They Agree With Me

“[J]ournalists fetishize centrism and deal making, and assume that the best of all possible legislation, regardless of its actual content, is the kind that has both parties’ fingerprints on it,” Ross Doutaht wrote for the New York Times last month. It’s exactly that fetish that President Obama is no-doubt pandering to when he says that

The Watchword For North Dakota Democrats Is “Extreme”

A reader emailed this to me last night regarding a telephone fundraising pitch she received on behalf of the North Dakota Democrat party: Hi Rob, Received an out of state call (MN, I believe) from a firm fundraising for the ND Dems. Not news, I suppose, but the call itself is pretty sad and outrageous.

To End Media Bias, Journalists Should Stop Pretending They’re Objective

There are two ideals the media believes, according to Ross Douthat writing at the New York Times: One is an ideal of balance, nonpartisanship and near-perfect neutrality — distilled to its essence, perhaps, by the former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr.’s longstanding refusal to cast a vote, “so that I never make up my

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