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Micah Sifry’s new book offers some answers, but misses important shifts in the power base of traditional progressive organizing.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

ISIS

The terror-mongers are at it again, but dangers to the “homeland” are vanishingly small. 

The line between respecting civil liberties and protecting victims is anything but clear.

Finally, a different picture is emerging of the former New York City mayor.

Camera flash

Imagine a camera aimed at a human face forever.

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?

Blogs

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Fox needs Shep’s anti-Fox narrative now more than ever.

October 16, 2014

After thirty years in the Senate, Mitch’s loss would make MSM Rolodexes obsolete.

October 15, 2014

But mainstream media find it hard to admit. 

October 14, 2014

Eric on The New Yorker Festival and Reed on the lazy Beltway boosterism of Leon Panetta's new book.

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Agree with this ad, or else.

October 9, 2014

When it comes to Ebola, ISIS and other perceived threats, the right basically wants us to build a higher dang fence and then Otherize the heck out of everything on the other side.

October 8, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts (plus some upcoming events) and Reed on Matt Bai's treatment of the Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair.

October 6, 2014

Do we dismiss sentimentality in media too easily—or not enough?

October 3, 2014