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Is Obamacare the End of Liberalism? Not So Much

Pundits—evoking Chicken Little—treated the glitches in the health care website as a historic catastrophe. They look more than a little silly now.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Murdoch, Ailes, and Fox: Right from the Start

A new book from reporter David Folkenflik details how Fox News’ shady practices have been around since day one.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Bully Pulpit for Billionaires

With its double-barrel attack on New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, The Economist shows its contempt for unions, evidence, and, ultimately, New York City voters.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Super-Rich and Their Monster

The super-rich earn more than $200 million a year and pay lower taxes than the rest of us. The biggest problem they have is the “monster” they helped create: Tea Party Republicans.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, November 7, 2013

The President and the Press

Depending on whom you ask, President Obama is either too cozy or too remote with the press.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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The Tea Party’s Forebears Are a Movement of the Rich

History can help us understand our present problems; the Tea Party and its funders are nothing new.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, October 31, 2013

10 Years of False Equivalence and Still Going Strong

Will the mainstream media ever wise up to the fact that both sides in our political debate don’t play by the same rules?

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, October 24, 2013

Heads, the Tea Party Wins; Tails, the Tea Party Wins

The debate over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling demonstrates how Tea Party extremists, despite their unpopularity, enjoy a stranglehold on our politics.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, October 17, 2013

‘Who Speaks for the Jews?’

American Jews are less conservative and more dovish regarding Israel than the media and certain Jewish organizations would have us believe.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, October 10, 2013

According to Politico, Ted Cruz Is the Same As Wendy Davis, “More or Less”

When false equivalence is the aim, facts go out the window.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio, ‘Sandalista’

In their desperation, Bill de Blasio’s opponents in the New York City mayoral race have turned the clock back to his time in Nicaragua, and the media is playing along.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sequestration

Austerity Kills, and So Will the Sequester

The mainstream media paints an inaccurate and overly rosy picture of sequestration's devastating effects.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Makes the News—Literally

Rupert Murdoch is already the most powerful media man in the world, and he is eager to use—and abuse—that power everywhere he can.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Labor for a Day, Capital for the Rest of the Year

The lack of media focus on labor helps ignore the relative paucity of benefits for American workers.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Mainstream Media and the Slowly Boiling Frog

When it comes to global warming, we’re cooked.

By Eric Alterman | Thursday, August 29, 2013

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