- Republican debate: Winners and losers – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.
- First Read – GOP support for Perry plummets after debate flub
- MSNBC’s Fresh-Faced Chris Hayes Makes it ‘Up’ as He Goes Along | The New York Observer (no relation, sorry)
This is not blowhard punditry; Mr. Hayes, an editor-at-large at The Nation, is deep in it right now. On his days off, he works on revisions of his book, due out from Crown Publishing in spring 2012. “The book is about how accelerating inequality has produced dysfunctional elites,” he explained, “which have produced failing institutions and broken the bonds of trust between the people and the leaders of the institutions.”
Up viewers are already familiar with Mr. Hayes’s journalistic side, which translates on-air into a certain writerly wit and a fact-checker’s affinity for data.
In a representative sequence on Up, Mr. Hayes delivered a parable about Inequalistan, the fictional nation with a flat tax and a population of 10, where Grover Norquist is president, David Brooks is senate majority leader and the Koch brothers are co-speaker of the house. Mr. Hayes stood before a 10-foot-tall graph of the fictional country’s wealth distribution and superimposed the image with a line representing the U.S.’s. Surprise! We look a lot like Inequalistan.
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