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Pat Buchanan launches into paranoid racist rants in response to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

There's been plenty of coverage of the economic crisis over the last eight months. But are we missing the real story?

This video features a dirty dozen collection of media moments from Obama's first 100 days, now you can vote for the worst.

Rupert Murdoch has not wrecked the Wall Street Journal, as many had predicted. But a key question remains: is the new regime committed to unbiased reporting, or will it politicize the news?

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.

Blogs

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

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