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Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

Bill de Blasio

The NYC mayor as fumbling amateur: this story writes itself, no facts required.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

Mitt Romney

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Double Down entertains, but its contempt for liberalism shows on almost every page.

Verizon

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media.

Blogs

Edward Snowden is hailed as a true "whistleblower," and The Guardian asks for a full pardon. Glenn Greenwald responds.

January 1, 2014

The journalist hits back on allegations that his new venture with Pierre Omidyar has “privatized” NSA leaks.

December 2, 2013

For those who buy the spin that the Heritage Foundation used to be an intellectually serious place, some history, and some stories.

November 27, 2013

Nods for big business (especially if they pay).

November 21, 2013

Meanwhile, some media writers still give CBS “credit” for apologizing.

November 14, 2013

The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte. 

November 4, 2013

Photo spreads of Lhota’s and de Blasio’s families hit  the news stands on the same day, in the New York Post and New York magazine, respectively.

October 29, 2013

Eric Alterman on the Twilight series and Reed Richardson on the media freakout over Healthcare.gov.

October 24, 2013

As New York City Mayor would de Blasio embrace his progressive past, or try to please too many people?

October 23, 2013