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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

The latest polls and ads in the NYC mayor’s race.

October 4, 2013

The shooting of Miriam Carey in Washington, D.C., raises questions about how the media handles breaking news.

October 4, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel shows they don’t get that O’care=ACA.

October 2, 2013

Two blasts from the past in NYC mayor’s race, but media see only one explosion.

October 1, 2013

Complaining that O’s timing stinks, they declare his presidency pretty much over.

 

September 20, 2013

Eric on the best new play in town; and Reed on problems of process journalism.

September 20, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

In his latest piece, the New York Times columnist ruminates on hair color and diplomatic response to Syria.

September 18, 2013