Stories by Leslie Savan

Leslie Savan blogs for the Nation about media and politics. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Village Voice column about advertising, Savan is the author of Slam Dunks and No Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and, Like...Whatever and The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture. subscribe to Leslie Savan's feed

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: The Nation

These tales of misogyny should jolt us shine a stronger light on the violence against women that’s always there beneath the surface.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: The Nation

That’s not just a rhetorical question: In Mitt Romney’s heart of hearts, maybe all he really wanted was the Republican nomination.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: The Nation

Lately Obama has been raising the ante, asking which candidate would you like to share a song with, and the GOP considers this to be some kind of dirty trick.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source:

Obama is better at just about every act of presidenting than Bush was, more graceful, more self-aware. But that's not the point.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source:

In this episode, Joe tells Rush who really wears the rants in the GOP.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009, Source:

What's next, that the government plans to tattoo the presidential seal on the soles of the feet of all gun-owning Christians?

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source:

On "Morning Joe" this week, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner pointed out that the health insurance industry has no clothes.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source:

Watching the GOP morph into the National Association for the Advancement of White People should give us all hope, not despair.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2009, Source: The Nation

Now we're talkin' fear.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2008, Source: The Nation

John McCain is his own worst prisoner. And jailer too.