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Richard Pollak

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Richard Pollak

Contributing Editor

Richard Pollak is a contributing editor at The Nation and the author of, among other books, The Creation of Dr. B: A Biography of Bruno Betteheim. He blogs at http://youreonlyoldonce.blogspot.com



News and Features

Journalists in Turkey already face a repressive regime that punishes criticism—and in August, regulation of the online content will become even stricter.

On the night of the 83rd Academy Awards, 82,000 people will be sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, the nation’s epicenter of homelessness.

The mainstream media track Fox News as if it were the Sixth Estate. Does that benefit us—or Fox?

Until the shipping community abandons its pinch-penny cynicism, piracy off the coast of Somalia is certain to grow.

Discrimination is on the rise for Australia's Muslims and others of Middle-Eastern descent, as Prime Minister John Howard's draconian anti-terror laws echo the fear-mongering tactics of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.

Just as Roger Clemens can be counted on to fire heat, our national pastime inevitably waves the flag in times of national stress.

Unwilling to pay for a PCB cleanup, it argues that nature can do the job.