In Congress and the popular press, fantasy rules when the subject is
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?
Her writing--sharp, satirical, infused with the spirit of skepticism--reminds us that dissent rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.