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Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.
How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.
Cutting through the media's bogus bomb-Iran debate.
The Shirley Sherrod saga reveals just how entrenched the myth of reverse racism is.
Have we learned the right lessons from the mistreatment of Shirley Sherrod?
Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.
The mainstream media's long-time kid-glove treatment of Andrew Breitbart led directly to the unjustified ouster of Shirley Sherrod.
The Sherrod controversy "was a ginned-up, fabricated story,” The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel explains on The Today Show. “And this country can’t afford this kind of fake journalism.”
Rachel Maddow today is less bold on Afghanistan than Walter Cronkite was 32 years ago on Vietnam, even though the CBS anchor was the far more mainstream of the two.
Is Sarah Palin's video a preview for a possible campaign in 2012? Nation correspondent Ari Melber explains why she hasn't crossed over into social media organizing just yet.
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