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Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Internet protest

The commissioners are considering rules that would allow telecom giants to control it with “pay to play” schemes.

Vanishing ice cap

Why do ideologues who would leave the country vulnerable to catastrophe enjoy prestigious posts in journalism?

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Ro Khanna

Major tech donors are investing in Ro Khanna. To get to Washington, he’ll have to push another Democrat out of the way.

Northwest Detention Center

County jails charge excessive rates for phone usage—a huge barrier for immigrant detainees fighting deportation.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Blogs

Outing Newt and Mitt’s black fathers, praying for Obama's death and “stomping” transgender people.

January 13, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

 Reed on fact-checking in the new, old-fashioned way, and the mail.

December 22, 2011

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

Conservative intellectuals are realizing Huntsman is actually a good candidate for them. Too bad GOP voters don’t care about facts. 

December 6, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011