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Todd Gitlin
Todd Gitlin is the author of 12 books and articles in numerous periodicals. A regular contributor to TPMcafe.com, he is currently a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. The Intellectuals and the Flag, a book of his essays, was published in January 2006 and is now available in paperback. His most recent book, The Bulldozer and the Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats, and the Recovery of American Ideals, was published by John Wiley & Sons in September 2007.



Eight questions reporters should ask Romney
ASK THIS | February 01, 2008
Todd Gitlin continues his series of questions the press should ask political candidates. His unasked questions for Republican Mitt Romney cover motherhood, abstinence and the Bush Doctrine.

Eight questions reporters should ask Obama
ASK THIS | January 23, 2008
Todd Gitlin wants more details from Barack Obama about withdrawing from Iraq, preventive war, the role of government, and more.

Eight questions reporters should ask Huckabee
ASK THIS | January 17, 2008
Todd Gitlin is struck by the significant questions that go unasked -- or at least not asked very often or insistently -- of the major presidential candidates. Sample question: What do you mean by 'God's Absolutes'? First in a series.

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