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John McCain is determined to lie his way into the White House, and pundits and reporters are doing everything they can to enable that strategy.

Bob Woodward's new book on the Bush years in Iraq raises the possibility that extrajudicial killings--not the surge--were the biggest factor in reducing violence.

Nothing short of a divine thunderbolt will get Obama's message through to the brain-dead media establishment.

The national news narrative from Denver is completely nuts: consider the unsourced myth of the Clinton-Obama feud.

Laura Flanders leads a panel discussion featuring Van Jones and David Barsamian on the subject of change.

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.

Betsy Reed, Amy Alexander, Chris Hayes and Michael Tomasky debate the legacy of the media's 2008 election coverage.

While some of America's smartest and most civic-minded people are trying to save daily newspapers, the media moguls who can make a difference seem to be completely off their rockers.

Barack Obama got it right on Iraq six years ago. Now, perhaps, so can the rest of us.

Blogs

Why is President Obama keeping a journalist imprisoned in Yemen?

March 20, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Eric on how The New Republic's back of the book comes close to redeeming the magazine from the front.

October 21, 2011

The misleading press coverage of the debt fight reveals a fundamental problem with today’s journalism—the quest for innocence and balance when it does not exist.

July 27, 2011

There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011