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Time magazine’s Protester cover reminds us of the value of Big Media | Dan Gillmor

As a PR stunt, Time magazine‘s annual “Person of the Year” exercise works to near-perfection. Each December, for an hour or two, the ever-shrinking publication gets to relive its gloried past, when it was a prime creator of America’s public agenda. As a journalistic exercise, it’s long in the tooth. Yet it still resonates, and […]

GOP candidates

2 December 2011 Last updated at 12:11 GMT As the first votes of the primary season approach, the BBC looks at the Republican candidates hoping to stand against President Barack Obama in November. Continue reading the main story Michele Bachmann Herman CainCampaign suspended Newt Gingrich Jon Huntsman Ron Paul Rick Perry Mitt Romney Rick Santorum […]

Gingrich gambles on immigration

23 November 2011 Last updated at 15:52 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Newt Gingrich on illegal immigrants during the Republican security debate New Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich has risked his recent poll gains with a moderate stance on immigration in the latest TV debate. The former House of Representatives […]

Security focus for 2012 hopefuls

23 November 2011 Last updated at 04:38 GMT Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The possibility of almost $1tn of defence and domestic spending cuts was criticised by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Governor Rick Perry (Footage courtesy of CNN) The eight Republican presidential hopefuls […]

Herman Cain’s low tech counterpunch | Paul Harris

The Americans for Herman Cain advert ‘High Tech Lynching’. Video: YouTube Who Herman Cain, who, to paraphrase the famous Dos Equis beer advert, is probably the most interesting man in the world (or, at least, in the race to be the GOP nominee in 2012). Cain’s campaign has transformed from an outlandish effort at self-promotion […]