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He's not the maverick the mainstream media have proclaimed him to be.

CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan feels responsible for Americans not understanding what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This week, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel reflects on the role of independent media in turbulent political waters.

How can Barack Obama--or any candidate--overcome the sad hypocrisy of our public discourse?

Why is the media ignoring one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory?

Why does the American public think John McCain is a maverick? Because the mainstream media told them so.

Journalism can still make a difference, but the truth matters more. And if you can't get to the truth through journalism, there are other ways to get there.

A principled academic gets ground up in the media hypocrisy machine.

The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.

False claims about Obama intended to stoke racial and religious fear are trickling from the far right to the mainstream media.

Blogs

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

This week: Standardized testing and armed guards in schools, the story behind Facebook Graph Search and questions of black female agency in Django Unchained.

January 20, 2013

The centrist pundits do their first mainstream Sunday talk show since they blamed the mainstream media for not blaming Republicans. 

January 11, 2013

This week: the escalating crisis in Syria, right-to-work laws in Michigan and much more. 

December 8, 2012

Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”

December 4, 2012

Check out new releases from Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley and Peter Frampton.

November 30, 2012

This week: the ongoing fight against Citizens United, Obama's trip to Southeast Asia, and much more. 

November 26, 2012

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

Nashville understands something crucial about “kickass” women: they’re professionals first.

October 19, 2012