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Bill Clinton maintains that the mainstream media has misrepresented his
record on fighting terror. But it will take a generation to meaningfully assess his effectiveness.

We should be cheering at sports events and screaming at politicians. But these
days, it's vice versa. Now that ESPN's Screamin' Stephen A. Smith is
acting like a pundit, things could change.

A nasty succession battle is brewing at the conservative Washington
Times
, its newsroom abuzz with allegations of racism, sexism and
unprofessional conduct.

Democracy demands that journalists tell the truth. The success of liars
like Bob Novak and Ann Coulter is a greater threat to America than a
truck full of terrorists bent on doing us harm.

Pro-Lieberman Beltway pundits who whined about progressive bloggers and sounded noisy alarms about the disastrous impact of a Lamont win will have a lot of explaining to do come November.

In wartime, you lose the luxury of choosing your allies: The Bush
Administration's attacks on the New York Times are attacks on us
all.

The winner of the first-ever Nation Student Writing Contest.

Did the New York Times violate the Espionage Act by publishing reports of government secret spying program? A controversial essay in Commentary has provided intellectual ammunition to chill, censor and punish the press.

The Bush Administration's jihad against newspapers that reported on a secret program to monitor the personal-banking records of unsuspecting citizens is more important than the original story.

If teenagers can't figure out how to participate meaningfully
in politics, they will have lost their voice, impact and power.

Blogs

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

Eric on the latest books and CD's and Reed on media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri. 

August 14, 2014

Did the massive media conglomerates that gobbled up almost all of the country’s dailies really have the public’s best interests at heart?

August 12, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on electronic surveillance. 

August 5, 2014

Too much media has becomes fixated on finding “balance,” even if it means presenting fiction on par with fact.

July 15, 2014

The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

July 2, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014