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The military may not be winning the Afghan War, but it is winning the Afghan publishing wars at home, with a striking percentage of books on the war Pentagon-influenced or simply Pentagon-produced.

The cool kid bullied the uncool kids in the Stewart/Sanchez affair, while CNN, like a cowed principal, ran from the crossfire.

Ari Melber talks about The Nation's latest investigation of Lou Dobbs's relationship with undocumented immigrant workers on CNN's Joy Behar Show.

American conservatism is poised to come to (legislative) power, just as it runs itself off the rails.

With more men than women supporting Sarah Palin, who really benefits from the GOP's 'Year of The Conservative Woman'?

The celebrated film tells a familiar story about unions and schools—but misses what's new.

Literary taste-making can't be the one place in America where gendered expectations play no role.

The ultra-conservative funders the Koch brothers don't directly fund media—and they don't have to.  Instead, they've successfully funded the politicians and the "experts" who create the context for what the media debates.

Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.

Blogs

What is the famous media mogul doing on Twitter?

January 30, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

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