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Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

E.L. Doctorow

Who will rule our virtual world—government data miners and the corporations in step with them, or everyone else?

Mitt Romney

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Double Down entertains, but its contempt for liberalism shows on almost every page.

Verizon

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media.

President Barack Obama

While the press has hailed the president’s “public health” approach, the White House has cracked down on cannabis.

The Center for American Progress celebrated recently celebrated its tenth annive

Two critical institutions of American liberalism just celebrated birthdays. Here’s wishing them many happy returns.

OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Computer user

A damning new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists raises alarm about the press under Obama.

Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Marshall Berman

Liberals honor a great public intellectual—while the editor of Commentary compares him to a Nazi. 

Blogs

Here's to a new year!

December 19, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Stephen Colbert and friends for one last song.

December 19, 2014

What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting on sexual assault?

December 18, 2014

Instead of trying the key from the outside, as most critics of the right must, Colbert jiggled it from the inside, counterfeit though his key was.

December 18, 2014

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.

December 5, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014