Hugo Chavez, Latino Male Oprah?

The Times saw Chavez's plug for a Noam Chomsky book as a light front-page feature - he's apparently a Latino male Oprah. Chomsky was a "luminary."

Iranian Tyrant Ahmadinejad "Flowery, Almost Socratic" Rants

Reporter Helene Cooper also finds the anti-American ravings of Hugo Chavez "colorful."

Nagourney Sees Echoes of 1994 GOP Takeover

The Times gets excited about its latest poll's good news for Democrats: "The disdain for Congress is as intense as it has been since 1994...

GOP "Narrows Immigration Focus," says Carl Hulse...

...but earlier this month a Hulse headline said the GOP had "Set Aside Work on Immigration" altogether. So is the focus narrowing or widening?

The Editorial Page Gets Hysterical Over Voter ID Requirements

"One of the cornerstones of the Republican Party's strategy for winning elections these days is voter suppression, intentionally putting up barriers between eligible voters and the ballot box."

Adam Nagourney: Republicans Are Doomed, Take 27

"Republicans face additional peril from a public distressed at a Republican-controlled Congress that accomplished little this year," and the intra-party tussle over interrogating terrorism ...

So Much for That Sophisticated Times Readership

When it comes to liberal hostility and paranoia, blog commenters at the Times give the Daily Kos kids a run for their money

Wal-Mart Still Can't Catch a Break

Wal-Mart can't even get good press about its drive to sell more organic milk.

"Christian Conservatives," "Religious Moderates" vs. IRS

"Religious moderates" like...the left-wing Jim Wallis? Reporter Laurie Goodstein's ideological labeling is suspect.

A Left-Wing "Safety Group" Attacks Nuclear Plants

Union of Concerned Scientists, left-wing activists disguised as a "safety group" in the Times.
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