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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

In speeches and in campaign ads, they’re threatening to cut off their enemies’ balls, and it’s getting weird.

May 2, 2014

Bush says these veterans are ‘overcoming their decision to volunteer’ for wars that he started, and no one’s questioning his photo op celebration. 

May 2, 2014

The new cold war with Russia may create a real war in Ukraine.

May 1, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014

Probes of the (especially) cruel one that did go down are now underway. 

April 30, 2014

Eric and Danny with the latest reviews, and Reed on the media. 

April 30, 2014

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

The FCC is mistaken—and democracy is threatened—when commissioners fail to embrace their authority to protect a free and open Internet. 

April 24, 2014

Two top editors claim they didn’t really know.

April 18, 2014

From the self-portraits in the shower, to his portrait of Putin, the paintings are amateurish—street-fair quality at best—but that hardly halted the media orgy. 

April 17, 2014