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November 2, 2013
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22:30 // 11 months ago
April 27, 2013

Does Politico have gender issues? Let’s look at the numbers.

  • 25 the number of female reporters and editors that have left Politico since January 2011, a turnover rate over 70 percent, according to Washington Post media commentator Erik Wemple. During that same period, 17 men left the paper, a turnover rate of just 34 percent.
  • three the number of co-bylines top editor Jim VandeHei has shared with women since the paper launched. This is a particularly low number, considering that nearly all of his pieces—156 in total since Politico launched five years ago—are co-bylined pieces. Fellow editor John F. Harris has a similar track record, with 120 of his pieces co-bylined and just nine calling on female reporters. Be sure to read Wemple’s piece on the matter: It exposes the cultural problems the publication, which recently called out female New York Times editor Jill Abramson for her “brusque” manner, has with women. source
9:09 // 11 months ago
April 2, 2013
Politico: Where stories about leasing conflicts become headline news.

Politico: Where stories about leasing conflicts become headline news.

9:42 // 1 year ago
December 1, 2012
Politico is … it’s like ‘Who won the day?’ kind of thing, right? They’re trying to cover it like it’s sports, but not in an intelligent way at all, right? And they want to create noise, basically, right? Their whole thing is, you have to have a lead story about some gaffe that some candidate made on the campaign trail.
Nate Silver • Taking down Politico, which attempted a takedown of Silver just before the election, during an interview with ESPN’s Bill Simmons. Silver, who suffered a pretty solid rip at the hand of Dylan Byers just before the election, now won’t give Byers, who wants an interview with the FiveThirtyEight founder, the time of day. Silver, by the way, knows a thing or two about sports — he spent years devising a baseball-statistics system before moving into politics.
19:08 // 1 year ago
November 22, 2012
I’m thankful that Paula Broadwell doesn’t have my personal email address, that Marco Rubio wasn’t my science teacher, and that neither Todd Akin nor Richard Mourdock is my ob-gyn.
Arianna Huffington • Telling Politico what she’s thankful for on this holiday. There were others, but none nearly quite as awesome as this entry.
17:47 // 1 year ago
October 26, 2012

Harry Reid’s car crash, as discussed by the commenters of Politico and The Blaze. (He’s OK.)

19:01 // 1 year ago
October 11, 2012
Good Work, Politico, for not missing the night’s biggest story.  *eyeroll*

Good Work, Politico, for not missing the night’s biggest story.  *eyeroll*

23:05 // 1 year ago
June 8, 2012
sunfoundation:

Poll: Majority oppose New York City soda ban

It appears a majority of Americans aren’t too sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.


Key line: “About seven in 10, or 71 percent, say they don’t believe that limiting soda cup sizes will actually have an impact on obesity rates.” For comparison’s sake, would like to see a formal poll on the Disney thing. This non-scientific poll is mostly in favor of Disney’s ad policy changes.

sunfoundation:

Poll: Majority oppose New York City soda ban

It appears a majority of Americans aren’t too sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.

Key line: “About seven in 10, or 71 percent, say they don’t believe that limiting soda cup sizes will actually have an impact on obesity rates.” For comparison’s sake, would like to see a formal poll on the Disney thing. This non-scientific poll is mostly in favor of Disney’s ad policy changes.

23:26 // 1 year ago
May 27, 2012
Mitt Romney’s greatest refusals to apologize: “American Greatness” apparently also means just flat-out verbally refusing to say you’re sorry. We get it, Romney. You’re not going to $@#&ing apologize for anything, to the point where you’ll call your book “No Apology.”

Mitt Romney’s greatest refusals to apologize: “American Greatness” apparently also means just flat-out verbally refusing to say you’re sorry. We get it, Romney. You’re not going to $@#&ing apologize for anything, to the point where you’ll call your book “No Apology.”

13:34 // 1 year ago