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Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

Bill de Blasio

The NYC mayor as fumbling amateur: this story writes itself, no facts required.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

Mitt Romney

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Double Down entertains, but its contempt for liberalism shows on almost every page.

Verizon

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media.

Blogs

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

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

Conservatives are completely misrepresenting a study of the electorate. 

November 29, 2011

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

Alterman on comedy and Crosby, Stills and Nash and Reed on media's political coverage bias. 

November 11, 2011

Alterman reviews the Beach Boys and Reed pokes holes in media ethics.

November 4, 2011

What happens when a nonpartisan newspaper reveals unflattering information about a Republican?

November 1, 2011