Open Thread

By NB Staff | January 3, 2010 | 8:17 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Baby it's COLD outside!Cold records are being set in many parts of the country, and there's more on the way.How's that global warming thing working in your area?  

By NB Staff | January 2, 2010 | 8:06 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: So long '00s! Certainly, it's no surprise some in the Bush deranged press are calling the last decade the worst in history...but is it? With devastating wars and depressions in America's past, surely there have been worse.With this in mind, tell us what was the worst decade in American history and why. Also, who other than the object of the media's disaffection should take the blame for problems which befell us the past ten years?Finally, does this arbitrary viewing of history from decadal divisions have any meaning anymore?

By NB Staff | January 1, 2010 | 8:25 AM EST

The folks at NewsBusters and the Media Research Center wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

How was 2009 for you, and what are your expectations for 2010?

By NB Staff | December 31, 2009 | 2:05 AM EST

Do you think journalists should be banned from purchasing photos and interviews, so-called "checkbook journalism" (a la Jasper Schuringa)? Why or why not?

By NB Staff | December 30, 2009 | 1:17 PM EST

What effect do you think the congressional health care overhaul will have on the 2010 midterm elections?

By NB Staff | December 29, 2009 | 2:26 AM EST

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's assertion that "the system worked" has drawn the ire of conservatives. Do you agree with Jonah Goldberg that she should be fired, and if so, who should take her place?

By NB Staff | December 28, 2009 | 11:13 AM EST

The broadcast and cable news networks have grown comfortable with using the gossip site TMZ.com on celebrity stories like Brittany Murphy or Tiger Woods. Will they follow that pattern when their beloved John F. Kennedy gets a TMZ treatment? [UPDATE: TMZ falls for JFK photo hoax]

By NB Staff | December 27, 2009 | 10:54 AM EST

Any big games today? And how 'bout Urban Meyer resigning?

By NB Staff | December 27, 2009 | 10:42 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the Christmas Day bombing.

By NB Staff | December 26, 2009 | 7:44 AM EST

For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: terrorism almost strikes in America.What are your thoughts about what happened on Northwest Airlines Saturday? Wasn't hope and change supposed to make everybody like us again?

By Matthew Sheffield | December 25, 2009 | 12:24 AM EST

Merry Christmas everyone! Whether you're celebrating religiously, secularly, or both, I hope your holiday today is great.

For our friends in the Midwestern states, please bundle up and be careful on the roads. It's supposed to be a doozy of a storm today.

By NB Staff | December 24, 2009 | 9:37 AM EST

Moments ago, Senate Democrats on a party-line 60-39 vote passed Harry Reid's version of a health care overhaul. Despite their pretext of "making history," Democrats seem concerned the public is against their proposal.