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Bill Clinton maintains that the mainstream media has misrepresented his
record on fighting terror. But it will take a generation to meaningfully assess his effectiveness.

We should be cheering at sports events and screaming at politicians. But these
days, it's vice versa. Now that ESPN's Screamin' Stephen A. Smith is
acting like a pundit, things could change.

A nasty succession battle is brewing at the conservative Washington
Times
, its newsroom abuzz with allegations of racism, sexism and
unprofessional conduct.

Democracy demands that journalists tell the truth. The success of liars
like Bob Novak and Ann Coulter is a greater threat to America than a
truck full of terrorists bent on doing us harm.

Pro-Lieberman Beltway pundits who whined about progressive bloggers and sounded noisy alarms about the disastrous impact of a Lamont win will have a lot of explaining to do come November.

In wartime, you lose the luxury of choosing your allies: The Bush
Administration's attacks on the New York Times are attacks on us
all.

The winner of the first-ever Nation Student Writing Contest.

Did the New York Times violate the Espionage Act by publishing reports of government secret spying program? A controversial essay in Commentary has provided intellectual ammunition to chill, censor and punish the press.

The Bush Administration's jihad against newspapers that reported on a secret program to monitor the personal-banking records of unsuspecting citizens is more important than the original story.

If teenagers can't figure out how to participate meaningfully
in politics, they will have lost their voice, impact and power.

Blogs

Alec Baldwin says he wants to run for office someday, new WikiLeaks updates, a song for John Boehner, and more.

January 6, 2011

Veterans Day reflections on troops in and out of war, Keith Olbermann and journalists' transparency, Alter-reviews and the mail.

November 15, 2010

In light of the controversy surrounding Keith Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?

November 11, 2010

Frank bemoans the race to the bottom that's being brought about by blogging, content mills, and journalism school enablers.

November 10, 2010

Olbermann thanks activists for raising a ruckus about his suspension. Highest marks go to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

November 8, 2010

Some more problems with Peretz, NPR's oppressive objectivity and Alter-reviews.

October 22, 2010

Muslim Public Affairs Council argues that: "NPR's decision to fire Williams was a poor decision with poor timing." It also argues that FOX's hiring of Williams with a 3-year contract and a substantial pay increase is "grossly opportunistic and offensive."

October 22, 2010

American culture from Saul Bellows to Janeane Garofalo to NPR.

October 14, 2010

Eric on the continuing debacle at TNR, Reed's opinion on editorial endorsements and the mail.

October 7, 2010

Plus high-profile name calling from Limbaugh, Parker Spitzer, and Paladino spokesman

October 6, 2010