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  • Wandering Eye: Americans get the partisan government they deserve, Bloomberg helps cities use data, and more

    Wandering Eye: Americans get the partisan government they deserve, Bloomberg helps cities use data, and more
    If American democracy these days seems to be infused with a political culture of hooliganism, there's a reason for that: an electorate gets what it begets. As a new University of Kansas study now reveals, partisan voters, the most active participants in a democracy, tend to think and behave out of unblinking loyalty to their respective teams—even to the point of endorsing illegal tactics such as lying, cheating, stealing, voter suppression, and physical violence—and such policy-blind, thuggish political behavior yields a leadership with similar values. "This is the first research to show that strong partisans who are motivated by partisan conflict are endorsing uncivil attitudes about the political process," says co-author Patrick Miller, so "if our politicians are polarized and uncivil, maybe it's because many voters are polarized and uncivil." (Van Smith)
  • Wandering Eye: French newspaper attacked by terrorists, Maryland takes on fracking, and more

    Wandering Eye: French newspaper attacked by terrorists, Maryland takes on fracking, and more
    Outgoing Maryland governor Martin O’Malley (D) recently gave the green light to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, better known as fracking, and incoming governor Larry Hogan (R) supports the controversial policy. But here's something Free...

    Beyond the Beltway

    Missed It: As a journalist, I'm practically required to check out Jim Romenesko's media news blog daily, but I don't, so I missed C-Span CEO Brian Lamb's Feb. 27 interview with Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. In it, Steele, says he has "no use" for The Sun due...

    Current Mood: Disgruntled

    On Sept. 26, the following letter appeared on the media blog Romenesko, a compendium of "media industry news, commentary, and memos," compiled by Jim Romenesko (view the original posting). The letter was signed by 100 Sun newsroom staffers and handed over...

    The Wire: David Simon Repeats, The Wire's Sun Is Not the Real Sun

    Cutline?: Clark Johnson stars as a metro editor in The Wire's fifth season Baltimore Sun. David Simon is an opinionated man with a big mouth. Anybody who has ever interviewed, worked with, or talked to him knows this. The Wire's fifth season debuted...