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Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan garners much attention for his bold moves as a blogger. But what about the quality of his judgments?

Aaron Swartz

The Justice Department has been ruthless in targeting those who bring hidden information into the public realm. 

Google campus

Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

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?

Blogs

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Like 2003 all over again, American pundits debate new intervention in Iraq.

June 13, 2014

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014

The former vice president says Americans deserved to know how far NSA spying has gone.

June 10, 2014

Bruce has even survived the fandom of David Brooks and Chris Christie.

June 5, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the media. 

June 4, 2014

It was nice to see Jake Tapper hit Senator John McCain on this. 

June 4, 2014

If there’s one thing netizens love to do it is to express themselves, so please flood the FCC with your comments.

June 2, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on gun violence. 

May 29, 2014

Did a report from a “problematic” source land in the opinion pages because it failed to pass muster with newsroom editors?

May 29, 2014