The fact that the media is astonished that the Rutgers athletes are articulate and smart is a tragedy.
Cutbacks and a penchant for profits and happy news hid the plight of wounded soldiers.
The media have fashioned an impossible portrait of Barack Obama: an American cleansed of the baggage of racism and slavery.
Media frenzy to the contrary, a warm winter doesn't point to the end of the world--scientific evidence does.
The New York Times's credulous reporting of flimsy "evidence" regarding Iranian weapons in Iraq is enabling Bush's anti-Iran propaganda drive.
Hugo Chávez's critics may mock his ideas of twenty-first-century socialism as empty rhetoric. But maybe it's magical realism--still a fiction, but one to be nourished as a realizable ideal.
David Axelrod, Barack Obama's closest political adviser, is applying the lessons he learned from Chicago's ugly racialized politics.
Also at stake in the trial of an Army officer who refuses to deploy to Iraq is the independence of the press.
Given their sorry records on Iraq, why are are neocon pundits worth listening to at all?
Newspapers may be dinosaurs in the age of new media, but they have enough life to guide--and even define--our politics.