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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

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

A tale of journalistic cowardice.

April 10, 2011

Planned Parenthood gets no federal money to provide abortion care. So why does the media keep claiming the looming government shutdown is about “abortion”?

April 8, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011

The first hint of what was to come came early in the year, when WikiLeaks at its Twitter feed made a public request for help in decrypting a video it described as “US bomb strikes on civilians.” For some reason, it suggested March 21 as a possible release date.

April 4, 2011

How Commentary and Israel's Six-Day War informed the neoconservative movement (or didn't).

April 1, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011