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In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

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Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.

David Stockman

 Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.

Trent Mays (L) and Ma'lik Richmond (R) sit in juvenile court in Steubenville, OH

Decades of work to change rape laws has done little to change culture.

Anthony Lewis

For more than three decades, he was perhaps the most prominent establishment voice for the antiwar, human rights and civil rights movements.

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Media-savvy conservative think tanks take aim and fire at progressive power bases in the states. 

New York Times building

The New York Times’s new ombudsperson keeps the Gray Lady honest.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

Ted Cruz sign

As the GOP’s ideological center hurtles into the farthest reaches of the universe, the MSM still strives for “balance.”

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For the novelist James Lasdun, being stalked online is like “swallowing a cup of poison every morning.”

Blogs

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Like 2003 all over again, American pundits debate new intervention in Iraq.

June 13, 2014

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014

The former vice president says Americans deserved to know how far NSA spying has gone.

June 10, 2014

Bruce has even survived the fandom of David Brooks and Chris Christie.

June 5, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the media. 

June 4, 2014

It was nice to see Jake Tapper hit Senator John McCain on this. 

June 4, 2014

If there’s one thing netizens love to do it is to express themselves, so please flood the FCC with your comments.

June 2, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on gun violence. 

May 29, 2014

Did a report from a “problematic” source land in the opinion pages because it failed to pass muster with newsroom editors?

May 29, 2014