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All the attention given to Dobbs's hypocrisy risks obscuring the deeper lesson to learn from this case: that undocumented workers are so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our economy that even a professional immigrant-basher like Dobbs couldn't avoid relying on their labor.

The military may not be winning the Afghan War, but it is winning the Afghan publishing wars at home, with a striking percentage of books on the war Pentagon-influenced or simply Pentagon-produced.

The cool kid bullied the uncool kids in the Stewart/Sanchez affair, while CNN, like a cowed principal, ran from the crossfire.

Ari Melber talks about The Nation's latest investigation of Lou Dobbs's relationship with undocumented immigrant workers on CNN's Joy Behar Show.

American conservatism is poised to come to (legislative) power, just as it runs itself off the rails.

With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

Literary taste-making can't be the one place in America where gendered expectations play no role.

The ultra-conservative funders the Koch brothers don't directly fund media—and they don't have to.  Instead, they've successfully funded the politicians and the "experts" who create the context for what the media debates.

Blogs

Taking another look at a couple of Super Bowl ads that raise questions about the media.

February 4, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

The victim has not been named publicly but the two boys accused of rape have long since been in the media spotlight.

January 31, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

This week: Standardized testing and armed guards in schools, the story behind Facebook Graph Search and questions of black female agency in Django Unchained.

January 20, 2013

The centrist pundits do their first mainstream Sunday talk show since they blamed the mainstream media for not blaming Republicans. 

January 11, 2013

This week: the escalating crisis in Syria, right-to-work laws in Michigan and much more. 

December 8, 2012

Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”

December 4, 2012

Check out new releases from Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley and Peter Frampton.

November 30, 2012