Late Night: The Wild West

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:00 pm

I’ve made a few bad calls in my time, like when I told a client not to buy a place in the industrial, brewery-scented backwater that was soon to become the tony “Pearl District,” but by far the most consequential was my misreading of how Americans would react to George W. Bush’s launching the return of Frontier Justice. I know I wasn’t alone, because even the long-suffering Laura visibly grimaced the first time he trotted out “Dead or Alive,” but then something odd happened. We, the People, ate it up. With relish.

TIME Magazine Reporter Michael Grunwald Calls for Murder Of Julian Assange

By: Monday August 19, 2013 9:30 am

Michael Grunwald, TIME magazine’s “senior national security correspondent,” decided to advocate for Julian Assange’s violent murder (in an embassy no less) on twitter.

Journalism? Eh, close enough…

By: Monday August 19, 2013 1:30 am

Thank goodness modern American journalism “brighter lights” are maintaining the integrity long lauded in the profession…by journalists.

Take it away Michael Grunwald of Time Magazine…

The Emperor’s (Or At Least the Villagers’) New Talking Points

By: Friday November 30, 2012 8:00 pm

I suspect Grunwald is about to find out what actually happened to that little boy who called out the naked emperor in that old fairy tale. (You didn’t think the courtiers who invested so much effort in fooling the public really just shrugged and let the kid get away with it, did you?)

Yes, Michael Grunwald, There Has Been Short-Term Austerity

By: Monday August 20, 2012 10:35 am

Author Michael Grunwald appeared on an FDL Book Salon over the weekend to describe what happened regaring the Obama stimulus and the effects of later austerity . Clearly the Administration failed to even mention the stimulus from about mid-2009 on, and neglected all of the policies that actually did ameliorate the recession and invest in future growth. But when Grunwald suggests, as he did both in the book salon and on Up With Chris Hayes this weekend that we avoided austerity, I don’t think the record supports his claim.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Michael Grunwald, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era

By: Saturday August 18, 2012 1:59 pm

When President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law on February 17, 2009, the program’s place in American history was widely remarked. It was the greatest stimulus effort since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

But this was incorrect: By every measure, Obama’s stimulus was far greater than FDR’s New Deal.

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