Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?
Perhaps the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State will serve to highlight the still unaddressed inequities hamstringing this nation and point a way forward for all of us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The President and the Press
Depending on whom you ask, President Obama is either too cozy or too remote with the press.
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.
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?
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Austerity Kills, and So Will the Sequester
The mainstream media paints an inaccurate and overly rosy picture of sequestration's devastating effects.
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.
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.