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A legendary African-American journalist is cast off by Newsday, and the profession is poorer for it.

A Folger Library exhibit examines Renaissance journalism and the birth of newspapers.

A newsman who witnessed the carnage at Jonestown talks about the People's Temple, the power of images and the state of news.

CBS News and the Washington Post go into overtime expunging liberal bias.

Three new books vividly portray the devastating impact of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

There's only one explanation for the pundits who declared Sarah Palin finessed Thursday's debate: A nation of losers sorely needed a redemption narrative.

That McCain and Palin actually have a shot at the White House gives one pause contemplating the future of this country.

John McCain is determined to lie his way into the White House, and pundits and reporters are doing everything they can to enable that strategy.

Bob Woodward's new book on the Bush years in Iraq raises the possibility that extrajudicial killings--not the surge--were the biggest factor in reducing violence.

Nothing short of a divine thunderbolt will get Obama's message through to the brain-dead media establishment.

Blogs

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Eric on The New Yorker Festival and Reed on the lazy Beltway boosterism of Leon Panetta's new book.

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts (plus some upcoming events) and Reed on Matt Bai's treatment of the Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair.

October 6, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

The word “homeland,” he says, will “get us further into wars."

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

Here at home, those charged with protecting our press freedom are endangering it instead. 

August 27, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014