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Tom Kludt is a News Writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. A former research intern and polling fellow for TPM, Tom served as assistant polling editor for TPM Media's PollTracker during the 2012 campaign. Before joining TPM, he worked on political campaigns and wrote for various publications in Minnesota and his native South Dakota. Tom graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in May of 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and History. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only has Nate Silver pledged to run a rebuttal to a heavily criticized article on natural disasters and climate change, but the FiveThirtyEight founder was apparently forced to apologize recently for the actions of the piece's author.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus fired off a missive Friday demanding an apology from Ebony for an incident involving one of the magazine's editors. The routine has become the RNC's bread-and-butter.
In his never-ending pursuit to find parallels between the current administration and the last one, Ron Fournier is now arguing that the Obamacare enrollment milestone is akin to George W. Bush's infamous "mission accomplished" declaration.
It's hard out there for a neoconservative, what with poll after poll showing that most Americans want no part of another military conflict. But rather than accept such war-weariness, the hawks are trying their best to mobilize the country again.
Twitter offers a delightfully easy way for anyone to indulge in some schadenfreude. If someone makes an observation or prediction that's ultimately proven to be embarrassingly wrong, that unfortunate tweeter may well discover that his adversaries have long memories. Call it the belated retweet.