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  1. democratic national convention
    There’s No Need for Punditry During a One-Hour InfomercialBroadcast-TV networks keep interrupting the convention as though it’s a news event. It’s really not.
  2. spy games
    So What Did People Think of Obama’s NSA Speech?Reactions from the chattering classes.
  3. tv-stained wretches
    Anthony Weiner Tries on Punditry at NY1, Finds a Comfortable FitHe looked good out there.
  4. An Exhaustive Collection of Presidential Pundit Predictions [Updated]Almost all of them are off the mark. But which ones?
  5. cable news news
    MSNBC Launching Show With Multiple Pundits Named The CycleAs in, the news cycle. Right?
  6. watching media watchdogs
    Media Matters Is Marshaling the TroopsAt a pundit boot camp, the liberal-media watchdog is training an army of anti-Fox commentators.
  7. cable news
    Talk Box: Sarah Palin Trashes Katie Couric, Swears Off Interviews With HerMeanwhile, the rest of cable news seems convinced that she’s going to run for president.
  8. cable news
    Talk Box: It’s Already Over for Democrats (on Cable News)Plus, the Washington ‘Post”s Eugene Robinson and Keith Olbermann see gridlock as a political “wet dream” for Barack Obama.
  9. cleaning up
    Obama Fanboys Rip Administration’s Oil Spill ResponseCarville and Matthews aren’t pleased.
  10. what we’d really like to see is interpretive dance
    Glenn Beck Is an Artist Whose Medium Is LifeBeing a Fox News host, radio commentator, and author is not enough to quell his artistic passions.
  11. early and often
    Great Lakes, Great Times: The Michigan PrimaryHey voters, don’t let the Democrats steal Michigan’s thunder tonight. There may be a much-anticipated battle between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama (how do you effectively spar when walking on eggshells?), and John Edwards (and Kucinich maybe) tonight in Nevada, but don’t forget the Republicans are doing something, too. They’re actually, you know, voting, which is kind of a relief. And the results might have a big effect on the rest of the race. If Romney loses, many suspect it’ll be the effective end of his campaign: a third big loss in a state where he spent three times as much on TV as any other candidate ($2 million) and where he actually was born. Unlike McCain, he doesn’t have the luxury of spending part of today spinning a possible loss and looking forward to South Carolina. According to the most recent polls, McCain and Romney are head-to-head, pulling in around 30 percent of voters each. But turnout across the state so far has been low, and since the state allows independents to vote in party primaries, those numbers are increasingly unreliable. All of which basically means nobody knows who is going to pull it off. Pollsters and pundits are wary of making any predictions today. So if you must watch the Democratic debate, make sure you keep checking the Republican results. Because it’s going to be fun as hell to watch all those TV talking heads say “I told you so” later on tonight, when in fact they told you nothing at all.