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The controversy over newly released files on John Lennon is less about Lennon than about excessive government secrecy.

News flash: Dissent sells! And the American public does have a taste for
serious, high-minded news.

Maureen Dowd's political analysis is devilishly smart and viciously funny--but the New York Times columnist really should spend less
time on the couch.

A mainstream media legal analyst dismissed efforts to prosecute Donald
Rumsfeld and others for war crimes as ridiculous. They're not.

Beset with financial woes, a labor-management power struggle and an
aging leftist readership, the legendary French newspaper is on the
brink of extinction.

In cities across America, reporters are being laid off, TV stations are
cutting back coverage and the newspaper industry is crumbling to dust.
When it all shakes out, will Wikipedia be as good as it gets?

Friends and colleagues remember Ellen Willis, political essayist,
journalist, rock critic and valued contributor to The
Nation
, who died November 9.

Do newspapers really need special pages for political pronouncements, stentorian tone and candidate endorsements?

Journalism's in crisis, crushed by Wall Street and tarnished by a
failure of nerve. As newspapers die and fake news proliferates, who will
provide reliable information vital to a functioning democracy?

Blogs

Two of the Tea Party’s most recognizable leaders huddled to assess their progress and parry criticism in an unusual conversation in Manhattan this weekend.

October 2, 2010

Rouse and Rahm, Gaza flotilla raid exposed, more Paladino madness, DADT mocked.

October 1, 2010

Your Thursday, September 30 guide to the most important hits and misses throughout politics and the media, plus some humor and a daily music pick.

September 30, 2010

The man behind the ACORN sting goes after CNN investigative correspondent Abbie Boudreau with boat full of sexually explicit props.

September 29, 2010

Your guide to the most important politics and media hits and misses for Wednesday, September 29, plus some humor, and a music video of the day.

September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

DAYBOOK will return Monday. In the meantime, see Stephen Colbert testify on immigration in front of congress—in character.

September 24, 2010

On responses to "Kabuki Democracy," TNR and the mail.

August 13, 2010

On Nascar, the Pentagon Papers and the mail.

July 29, 2010

Charlie Rangel, "Top Secret America" and a new addition to Altercation.

July 23, 2010