Now Indiana's Democrats Are Fleeing

Jim Newell · 02/22/11 03:19PM

Indiana's Republican legislature tried to pass a major anti-union bill this morning, as is the hot new trend. It would have passed. But thanks to the Wisconsin example, Indiana's Democrats knew how to respond and have fled the state to deny Republicans a quorum for a vote. They're either in Illinois or Kentucky because, as the Indianapolis Star explains, they "need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana." This gets more fun by the day. Aren't you having fun? Well, in any case.

Weed-Selling Reporter Not Great at Either Job

Hamilton Nolan · 02/11/11 03:10PM

In your finally Friday media column: journalism's least competent weed dealer located, a Wikileaks smear scheme exposed, Rupert Murdoch believes in himself, AP employees put their cars on strike, and Eminem only speaks to middle school news outlets.

Careful What You Dream Of

Adrian Chen · 12/23/10 11:39PM

[Colorado is definitely going to have a white Christmas after being pummeled by winter storms. This Colorado woman clears out her walkway. Image via AP.]

AP: The Iraq War's Not Over

Hamilton Nolan · 09/03/10 12:19PM

In your pre-vacation Friday media column: the AP warns reporters on war propaganda, another Newsweek departure, China's "future of journalism" candidate, and ABC pulls a story, while standing by it.

Gloat Like a Butterfly

Brian Moylan · 06/15/10 06:01PM

[A crazed fan celebrates after Brazil scored a goal during the team's 2-1 victory over North Korea at the World Cup. He was one of thousands who gathered to watch the game on Rio's Copacabana beach today. Image via AP]

Vuvuzelas To Blare On at World Cup

Richard Lawson · 06/14/10 02:23PM

Say it with us now: Bwunnnnnnnnnnk! The South African noisemaker of choice, a plastic horn thing that makes a loud, obnoxious drone, will not be banned at International Soccer Christmas, at least for the time being. Sorry, millionaire ball-kickers. [NYT]