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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

Three years ago, on May 12, 2008, the first episode of GRITtv hit the air. Given life by Free Speech TV, the project we imagined was a daily forum for changemakers that would welcome new voices and celebrate diversity.

May 13, 2011

With debate now raging in Washington, and in the media, over the wisdom of releasing a "death photo" of Osama bin Laden, I can't help thinking back to what happened almost five years ago.

May 4, 2011

Editors and colleauges of Shane Bauer, a Nation contributor, urge Iran to release him and his friend Josh Fattal.

May 3, 2011

When Bush's jet landed on the aircraft carrier, American casualties stood at 139 killed and 542 wounded. That was more than 4,000 US fatalities ago, and hundreds of thousands Iraqis.

May 1, 2011

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of an LGBT magazine at Kent State University, citing concerns over its images and language.

April 28, 2011

According to Glenn Beck, SEIU organizer Stephen Lerner is a "mastermind worse than Osama bin Laden."

April 27, 2011

As I perused the latest WikiLeaks releases this morning, a retweet from their Twitter feed caught my eye: “Gitmo: Compare the first paragraph of these two stories about the same thing.” One was a link to the BBC and one was CNN.

April 25, 2011

Largely thanks to one soldier who was in the thick of things on that day in 2007, the “Collateral Murder” incident is far from over.

April 20, 2011

Is there a journalism school somewhere that teaches up-and-comers to put stories into little boxes? Half our job in independent media, it seems to me, is putting the connections back.

April 19, 2011

After Glenn Greenwald's appearance on The Colbert Report last night, Mitchell revisits Stephen Colbert’s interview with Julian Assange last April.

April 12, 2011