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Mark Boal

How did a journalist whose career was devoted to exposing injustice end up writing a film like Zero Dark Thirty?

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Barack Obama

Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.

Associated Press offices

The uproar over government searches of media phone records should not obscure the deeper problem—the law’s failure to protect the privacy of all of us in the digital age.

Reports of President Obama’s demise turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

photo of Janet Malcolm

The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Journalist

The future of media must include all of us.

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of the Tribune Company are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

Blogs

Why is it that one of the authors Amazon is choosing not to screw over just happens to be the chair of the House Budget Committee? Coincidence? Or political favoritism?

September 30, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the two-party debate that has only one, pro-war side.

September 30, 2014

Bolling apologized, he said, because his wife gave him “the look.” Sounds sincere to us!

September 26, 2014

How dare Obama salute someone without first tossing his coffee cup aside?

September 24, 2014

Rove smears again, this time in Kansas.

September 22, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how austerity hawks are in perpetual debt crisis mode, despite all evidence to the contrary.

September 22, 2014

Scotland was closely divided on the issue of independence. But media cast a loud “no” vote.

September 19, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

The word “homeland,” he says, will “get us further into wars."

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014