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The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.

Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.


Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution loves the National Security Agency and takes money from Northrop Grumman to blog about it in The New Republic.

December 20, 2013

It has been a tough few weeks for The Washington Post. 

December 19, 2013

It's been another wild twenty-four hours in the NSA/Snowden epic story-of-the-year.  

December 17, 2013

The pop megastar’s surprise album touches on themes of self-authorship and control.

December 16, 2013

Another CBS puff piece starring con men? 

December 15, 2013

Eric's weekly reviews and Reed on Murdoch's media empire.

December 13, 2013

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013