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.
The Power of Money, Not Logic
In 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.
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.
Remembering the ‘Feminine Mystique’
Fifty years after Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking book, The Feminine Mystique, was published, American society remains in her debt.
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.
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.
A Realistic Approach to Syria
Many conservatives have been quick to encourage U.S. intervention in Syria, without offering a responsible plan for our involvement.
‘Class Warfare’ Revisited
A recent Politico article rehashes the issue of class warfare and the tax code, but similar to contemporary conservatism, it ignores reality.
Campaign-Finance Reform in an Age of Corporate Influence
Publicly financed elections would be a benefit to our democracy, but the likelihood of campaign-finance reform is small since corporations have so much influence on government regulations and our daily lives.
Why Didn’t the Iraq War Kill “The Liberal Media”?
The mainstream media’s initial coverage of the war should have erased any notion of a liberal media bias.
Acknowledging Our Mistakes in Iraq Would Prevent Us from Repeating Them
We need to realize the errors of our ways from the Iraq invasion instead of brushing the topic under a rug, or else we may just find ourselves in the very same position a few years down the road.
Are Journalists Any Less Gullible Today than They Were 10 Years Ago?
Instead of being a government watchdog and fact checking all the assertions politicians feed them, journalists have become prone to the lapdog tendencies of repeating what those in power say without questioning whether it’s true.
Real Reporting and Right-Wing Ideology Don’t Mix
Genuine journalism—the kind that allows the evidence to dictate the story—is inconsistent with the conservative worldview.
The Terrible Power of Purposeful Ignorance
When politicians say they “didn’t know” about certain consequences or actions, the sad truth is that often they knew and just didn’t care.
Republicans Ignore the Evidence About Higher Taxes on the Wealthy
Multiple reports now prove that increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans wouldn’t stymie economic growth—it would actually create jobs and boost the economy.