Right-wing billionaires and business propaganda: An excerpt from Joshua Holland's The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy (And Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know about Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America). Whose media bias? Progressives' attempt to reshape the media has had some successes, but the failures may be more instructive. Chasing Fox: Gabriel Sherman on the loud, cartoonish blood sport that’s engorged MSNBC, exhausted CNN — and is making our body politic delirious. Why politics sucks: Political debate is so shallow and devoid of nuance that it is stifling the momentous decisions we may need to make this century. Why I love partisanship: Political feuding dominates our land — and in the eyes of one European, that’s exactly how it should be. How can Americans talk to one another — let alone engage in political debate — when the Web allows every side to invent its own facts? The Myth of Consensus Politics: For most of the past century, consensus in American politics has been more phantom than fact. In a sign of political junkies' further-diminishing free time, there's a service that will, essentially, read political books so you don't have to. D.W. MacKenzie on the impossibility of an informed electorate. Increasing numbers of ordinary Americans believe the U.S. political system is “fixed” against them — they’re not wrong. Why do our leaders disappoint us? It might have something to do with us. Michael Kazin on the myopia of anti-Washingtonitis. A "Government Doesn't Suck" march is planned. What normal person would put up with the inane indignities of the electoral process? New research looks at the importance of looks in running for office. A look at how D.C. became Hollywood for semi-attractive people. How GOP insurgents borrow from the left to move America right. Throw the Bums In: Americans distrust the GOP, so why are they voting for it? (and a response) Eight false things the public “knows” prior to Election Day.