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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.

The national news narrative from Denver is completely nuts: consider the unsourced myth of the Clinton-Obama feud.

Laura Flanders leads a panel discussion featuring Van Jones and David Barsamian on the subject of change.

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.

Betsy Reed, Amy Alexander, Chris Hayes and Michael Tomasky debate the legacy of the media's 2008 election coverage.

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Media have rarely questioned the claims, cited by Obama and others, in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks.

October 23, 2013

As Fox News airs a victim-blaming “analysis,” the teen at the center of the case, Daisy Coleman, weighs in with her own testimony.

October 18, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

The nitpickers behind Politifact announce a series that will fact-check pundits and op-ed writers. 

October 10, 2013

An investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes that the president has presided over an unprecedented campaign to control the media.

October 10, 2013

If Bill de Blasio wins the NYC mayoral race (and he will), expect to hear more from the Working Families Party.

October 9, 2013

De Blasio has now been called a progressive, a communist and a fiscal conservative.

October 7, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

As Congress lurches toward a government shutdown, the media dabbles in false equivalence.

September 30, 2013

 Intended to protect journalists who are compelled to reveal confidential information, the "Free Flow of Information Act" may not shield the reporters who need it most. 

September 13, 2013