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Why aren’t film director Kathryn Bigelow’s claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Bradley Manning?

Energy in Depth, a PR group for oil interests, is leading a campaign to discredit Matt Damon’s new film.

Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

How the US intelligence community came out of the shadows. 

manning

News organizations thrilled to exploit the information Manning uncovered are deeply afraid of being associated with the brave whistle-blower himself.

How can two generals be hailed as military heroes, when the wars they commanded failed spectacularly?

David Petraeus

Petraeus may have had the affair, but we're all responsible for the U.S' worshipful embrace of our military generals. 

Books

The merger of Penguin and Random House is part of a trend that has been deadly for literary authors and serious nonfiction.

Rupert Murdoch

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

Blogs

Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 

July 8, 2014

The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

July 2, 2014

From WikiLeaks to Occupy, Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen—today, we look back at some of the highlights of my four years as a blogger for The Nation

June 27, 2014

Instead of ignoring what the neo-cons have to say about the present crisis in Iraq, maybe we should do this...

June 24, 2014

US media are (finally) facing criticism for relying on the same horribly wrong sources that led us to war in Iraq in 2003.

June 22, 2014

Conservative writer George Will’s highly offensive column has yet to have serious consequences for his career—but perhaps that is about the change.

June 19, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Journalists from Politico and The Washington Post disagree about what happened when an American muslim woman asked a simple question at a Heritage Foundation panel.

June 18, 2014

From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”

June 16, 2014