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Glenn Beck's symptoms range from conservative paranoia to bad acting.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins several other journalists in a discussion of the politics of gender, sexual identity and power

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, Robert George of the New York Post and Danny Schechter the news dissector look at the reporting of the past week.

The workings of a build-up to a fake-scandal over President Obama's laughter on 60 Minutes.

Communist McCarthyism!? The right-wing makes less sense than usual with its Obama insults.

Jon Stewart finally confronts Jim Cramer face-to-face. The results are fascinating to watch.

Fox's coverage of EFCA. Cramer v. Stewart. The Nation's Ari Melber, Isabel McDonald and others discuss the news coverage of the past week.

Media watchdogs who slept through the Bush era now have little interest in examining just how many of our liberties were lost.

CNBC's Jim Cramer has appeared all over the NBC empire defending his financial acumen; Stewart has now rallied the power of Viacom to fight back.

Withdrawing his bid for Surgeon General, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is headed back to TV. But his medical reporting, like his nomination, is worrisome.

Blogs

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

Eric on this week's concerts (plus some upcoming events) and Reed on Matt Bai's treatment of the Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair.

October 6, 2014