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Washington Post offering buyout to news staff

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post announced a voluntary buyout for some newsroom staff on Wednesday, citing the difficult economic climate for the newspaper industry. “Our objective is a limited staff reduction that won’t affect the quality, ambition or authority of our journalism,” Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli said in…

U.S. lawmakers get richer as voters struggle

The wealth gap between members of Congress and ordinary Americans is growing larger, with nearly half of all lawmakers now worth more than one million dollars, according to US media reports Tuesday. US lawmakers are increasingly likely to be multimillionaires and are on average nine times richer than the other Americans, according to data made available…

Whites more likely to be pardoned than minorities

An independent investigation has found that white criminals seeking US presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said Saturday the review was conducted by ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism. ProPublica’s…

America Should Really Take A Pay Cut

Charles Lane, writing at the Washington Post, advocates that we cut the minimum wage to create hundreds of thousands of new, terribly paying jobs. Here’s a thought: Instead of trying to “create” jobs by tweaking this tax break or increasing that spending program, why not stop doing things that destroy…

Time For Another Blogger Ethics Panel

The Washington Post is selling its access to its own reporters and to Obama administration officials: For $25,000 to $250,000, The Washington Post is offering lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few” — Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the paper’s own reporters and editors.…

There’s Something Afoot!

The Washington Post’s ombudsman realizes there’s something wrong with the paper’s general election coverage. The Washington Post’s ombudsman being a fucking moron, the problem is that Barack Obama gets more pictures in the paper. First, photos. Richard Benedetto, a retired USA Today White House reporter who teaches journalism and political…

It’s Not A Black Card, It’s African American Express

The Obamas took out a massive home loan and got a slightly lower-than-market-average rate (not for the size of the loan, but for all loans) at the height of the housing bubble. Oddly enough, banks prefer giving slightly lower rates on larger loans, because they can safely knock a couple…

The Washington Post Wants To Hear From You

Just visit their groups, and you can talk about politics and faith with the white moderate liberal, race with the one black dude…or conservatism with Ramesh Ponnuru. You should never have to ask yourself why these people hire Anne Applebaum. (By the way, thanks to the fine folks at the…

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