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Ahmadinejad's triumphal visit to Baghdad highlights the abject failure of the Bush doctrine. But US media yawned.

The New York Times editorial page endorses McCain, while its news department works to discredit him. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Thanks to a cowed media, scaremongering is the only remaining area of conservative competence.

Teens getting pregnant: bad. Teens having babies: good. If this makes no sense, wake up and smell the Enfamil: it's 2008!

A paradox of American Jewish political behavior: they think like liberals, but they let belligerent right-wingers who demonize and distort their values speak for them.

As the old concept of privacy fades and a new one arises online, what is being lost?

In the early 1900s Walter Lippman laid the groundrules for public debate in America. Have the US media followed his prescriptions?

Pushing past TV's divisive debate format, a unusual forum in Iowa Saturday pushed Democratic candidates to really explain where they stand on pollution, immigration and predatory lending.

A recent collection of essays brings George Orwell into the new millennium.

Blogs

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

Conservatives are completely misrepresenting a study of the electorate. 

November 29, 2011

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

Alterman on comedy and Crosby, Stills and Nash and Reed on media's political coverage bias. 

November 11, 2011

Alterman reviews the Beach Boys and Reed pokes holes in media ethics.

November 4, 2011

What happens when a nonpartisan newspaper reveals unflattering information about a Republican?

November 1, 2011