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on Jan 12, 2015 - 16:22 PM ET
Ohio early voting

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There’s not been an Altercation in a while, so here are a few pieces I’ve put up of late.

Bill de Blasio Is Just Getting Started

The former activist and New York public advocate discusses his first year as mayor.

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on Dec 15, 2014 - 15:47 PM ET
Chris Hughes

My new Nation column is called “The Trouble With Democrats.”

I’ve written quite a bit about The New Republic over the years, though nothing since Marty Peretz was forced out and it ceased to be a problem in my life. I’ve chosen not to say anything of substance regarding Chris Hughes and the current conundrum he has created because I think the issues...

on Dec 10, 2014 - 17:15 PM ET
CIA Headquarters

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Alter-reviews:
Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984 (eight CDs)
Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin (three CDs/one DVD)
The Complete Welcome Back, Kotter and WKRP in Cincinnati on DVD
New James Brown and Bob Marley concerts on DVD and Blu-ray, respectively
Side Show on Broadway

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on Dec 2, 2014 - 17:10 PM ET
Bill Cosby

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Alter-reviews:
Steve Tyrell at the Café Carlyle
Tammy Faye Starlite at Joe’s Pub
Some Beatles-related stuff

Steve Tyrell’s run at the Carlyle is now in its eleventh year, since he was chosen to replace the (nearly) immortal Bobby Short. It was a gutsy choice at the time, since Tyrell was a relative newcomer to the cabaret scene...

Media, Music, Society
on Nov 17, 2014 - 13:50 PM ET
John Boehner

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My Nation column is called “Midterm Media Meltdown.” The subhed says “The election results reflect a complex reality; the press prefers simple narratives.”

Here’s a piece on “Why Liberals Need Radicals,” though it could have been called “Why Liberals...

Congress, Media Analysis, Music
on Nov 12, 2014 - 17:41 PM ET
The Berlin Wall in 1990

Editor’s Note: Twenty-five years ago today, Eric Alterman pointed out in the pages of The New York Times that our so-called foreign policy “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall, among many other...