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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.

Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.

Blogs

Why are commentators comparing unrelated political attacks as though they were equivalent?

May 22, 2012

Eric reviews the Beach Boys, and Reed assesses the media's reaction to Obama's same-sex marraige “evolution.”

May 10, 2012

Eric talks Rupert Murdoch and David Horowitz, and Reed wonders when the media will wake up and smell the coffee?

May 4, 2012

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Mitt’s opponents say he won only because he outspends everyone. It’s not that simple. 

April 25, 2012

How did the media cover the 2012 primary campaign?

April 23, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012

Romney's campaign doctors newspaper editorials and then sends them to reporters hoping to spin the story. In fact, even his backers have doubts.

March 5, 2012

In light of a Pew Research Center survey on public engagement with the presidential campaign, Reed looks at how biased the media has become.

February 9, 2012

Don’t believe the media hype. Tuesday’s events awarded no delegates, and it’s too soon to say what Rick Santorum’s nominal wins will mean. 

February 8, 2012