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Fairytales about the health of our democracy disguise the corrupting influence of top donors.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

 Jeanine Pirro and Steve Emerson

Our friends abroad give the network the derision and the mockery it deserves.

Why is the political coverage in The New York Times so lame?

Is it possible to be sensitive to victims while still being a discerning journalist?

The election results reflect a complex reality; the press prefers simple narratives.

Abrams, Kissinger, Kristol, Cheney

The architects of our foreign-policy disasters would prefer we simply forget the past.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Vanishing ice cap

Why do ideologues who would leave the country vulnerable to catastrophe enjoy prestigious posts in journalism?

Blogs

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

Eric previews his new book on de Blasio's fight to make New York a more equitable city and reviews the city's latest shows: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 17, 2015

One of the late columnist’s last radio interviews. 

February 13, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015

The sacrificial lamb for a decade of profit-driven tale-spinning.

February 12, 2015

Don’t fall for Bibi’s bid to repackage himself as a kindly mensch.

February 6, 2015

From Andrew Sullivan's departure from the blogosphere to Birdman's inevitable wins at the Oscars: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 2, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014