Journalism Archives

Alyssa praises and laments that much-discussed Esquire piece on Walter Hern, the last American doctor specializing in late-term abortions: True, magazines like Marie Claire, theoretically the smart-girl’s alternative, and magazines like Cosmopolitan and Glamour, do publish pieces about abortion and reproductive rights more generally. But pieces like this, that truly encapsulate the debates, and do it in extraordinary language Read More

Because of technical difficulties and an unusually busy work day, this almost became Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup. Sorry I’m late again. Your PostBourgie-approved weekend reading material: First things first, Stacia, one of our co-bloggers, is writing a novel and posting a chapter a day at her personal blog. What is this space for, if not Read More

Walter Cronkite died today at the age of 92. According to CBS News, he was at the tail end of the evening broadcast when the station received word that King had been assassinated.

How does it feel to live in Kobe’s world? And without any further delay, your reading material from the weekend: 1. William G. Bowen, who served as the president of Princeton from 1972 (Sonia Sotomayor’s freshman year) to 1988, is also one of the most outspoken supporters of affirmative action policies in higher education. “One Read More

William Saletan — yes, that William Saletan — has penned another article for Slate in which he delves into a topical issue in an attempt to be profound but bases his ideas on an argument that’s fundamentally flawed. In an attempt to turn the horrible death of George Tiller in Kansas into a call-to-come-together abortion Read More

  I’ve been meaning to go on a rant for sometime about Henry Blodget’s really dumb idea to “fix” the New York Times. Among his ingenious new ideas: cut the staff, raise subscription rates, and charge an online fee. Gee, cutting staff! No one’s thought of that! Newspapers haven’t been cutting staff for the past Read More

Your boy Joe the Plumber: I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed war. I mean, you guys report where our troops are at. You report what’s happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I think it’s asinine. You know, I liked back in World Read More

Newsweek will be posting a beast of a story tomorrow about the two campaigns. It’s a tradition that’s been around for more than 20 years. Today, they released a preview which includes some pretty fascinating tidbits. Palin spent more than 150K on clothes. Much more. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin Read More

One of my coworkers bought a bunch of newspapers this morning.  When I went to the news stand at lunch, there was nothing left. And there’s a line around the block at the New York Times building… [Photo by C.K. Alexander] I find it fascinating that in this digital world, where most people get their Read More

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