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Neoconservatism on the Decline

Former Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA)Neoconservatism’s roots are being pulled up by the likes of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, August 15, 2013

How to ‘Ignore’ and Obsess About a Story Simultaneously

The mainstream media do not ignore right-wing pet issues; they indulge them—just not in the way conservatives want.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Nonexistent ‘Center’ Folds

There is no "center" in Washington, and the pundits who pretend to be fighting for the middle are misleading themselves and the rest of us.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, August 1, 2013

Indiana Is the Latest Skirmish in the Conservatives’ War on Knowledge

Purdue University president and former Gov. Mitch Daniels does not trust faculty or students with ideas he doesn’t like.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mainstream Media Refuses to Recognize the Elephant in the Room

Republican recalcitrance frames virtually every political issue in Washington these days, except in the reporting of those same incidents by the mainstream media.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, July 18, 2013

Have Progressives Abandoned Economic Liberalism?

America continues to experience exploding inequality that threatens both our democracy and the very fabric of our society, without much attention from the mainstream media.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kurtz Joining Fox News Comes As No Surprise

Howard KurtzThe fact that media pundit Howard Kurtz, formerly of CNN, has landed at Fox was preordained with the only question being why it took so long.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, June 27, 2013

America Is Much Less Conservative than the Mainstream Media Believe

Joe ScarboroughJournalists and pundits—and even politicians—routinely overestimate the relative conservatism of the American people.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Mainstream Media Needs to Break Its Addiction to the Drudge Report

Despite the fact that anyone with Internet access can publish “news” online, we should be more cautious about sources such as the Drudge Report that tend toward the outlandish.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Power of Money, Not Logic

Tax the richIn an age of exploding inequality, it is shocking that we are ignoring a tax system that deliberately makes the inequality crisis in our society far worse than it needs to be.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blame the News for the Public’s Ignorance About the Climate

The general public remains misinformed on the issue of climate change, largely due to deception from the mainstream media.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, May 30, 2013

Remembering the ‘Feminine Mystique’

Fifty years after Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique, was published, American society remains in her debt.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Worse than Watergate?

With the release of the Benghazi emails on Wednesday, the notion that any of it could have been “worse than Watergate” is difficult to countenance.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, May 16, 2013

Harvard Professor’s Gay Theory for the World’s Economic Problems Is Nothing If Not Novel

A noted Harvard historian’s homophobic rant against iconic economist John Maynard Keynes, in the guise of intellectual exchange, cannot be excused and certainly not condoned.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Realistic Approach to Syria

President Obama takes questions on SyriaMany conservatives have been quick to encourage U.S. intervention in Syria, without offering a responsible plan for our involvement.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, May 2, 2013