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‘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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mainstream Media Is Missing the Point

Reporters are too focused on covering the often-mundane daily routine of the president when they should be more attuned to the deeper issues that are affecting society such as conservative funding of anti-climate-change research.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Mainstream Media Is Gobbling Up Conservative Crazies

Increasingly outlandish claims by polarizing figures in the Republican Party are not being dismissed by the media. Rather they are being taken seriously and promoted to an unfortunate degree.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pity the Poor Folks at Fox News

In the wild world of Fox News, unbiased journalism isn’t fair and balanced—it’s whining, and it’s discouraged.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

It’s Not Really ‘Krugman vs. the World’

Paul Krugman’s ordeal on “Morning Joe” last week demonstrates how many in Washington and the media are so committed to “official doctrine” that they ignore any contrary evidence.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The ‘Virtually Voiceless’

Perhaps conservatives’ biggest disconnect from reality is that they think they have no voice in the media or national dialogue.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Is Contemporary Conservatism Just ‘Payola’?

The public needs to dig a little deeper to find out the story behind most of the conservative media’s reporting.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

More Tea Party Fiction

The Tea Party—and the modern conservative movement in general—continues to exhibit a stubborn disdain not merely for honest history but also for knowledge itself.

Thursday, January 10, 2013