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.
Few of us can now imagine a world without freshwater, but look to the
future, when the scarcity of this most basic commodity will profoundly
change our lives.
By adopting the principles of natural capitalism, America can regain its sanity and reverse the reckless use, overuse, waste and destruction of our natural resources.
"I dream of the day that our children will turn the pages of history
books and look to my generation, who said no to the horrors of war
and chose nonviolence over nonexistence."
Rather than let pundits guide our public policy debates, citizens must
seize the initiative and join the conversation.
The press that once went hoarse over Monica Lewinsky's dress is largely
silent over the Bush regime's vast abuses of power.
The debunking of a PR agency that circulated a bogus story about persecution of Jews in Iran exposed the moving parts of a media machine bent on preparing the American public for another war.
Five years into the Bush Administration, the press corps still can't figure out how to handle the White House's primary media management tactic: lying.