That the Boston Globe is a great newspaper can be in no doubt, as its brave (though flawed) reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has recently demonstrated.
He said he wanted his ashes shot out of a cannon. "A great funeral" was what he wanted, he told his son. Then he walked into the kitchen and shot himself dead in the head.
This article first appeared in the issue of May 17, 1965. The Motorcycle Gangs: Losers and Outsiders
Click here to read John Nichols's appreciation of Hunter Thompson's political genius.
It's hard to know who to root against in the
bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the
resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the
Click here to read Christian Parenti's March 29, 2004 Nation article on the abuse of Arab journalists by the US military in Iraq.
What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?
"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.
Our friend Jack Newfield, who died on December 20, was a fight fan. Although his heart was with the peace movement, his love for this violent sport was appropriate in a number of ways.
Few spectacles in journalism in the mid-1990s were more disgusting than the slagging of Gary Webb in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.
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