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As the country tilts toward war, media voices are craven in their obsequiousness.

Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

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.

Blogs

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on Al Jazeera America. 

April 15, 2014

The full list of Pulitzer winners has been announced.

April 14, 2014

If the New Jersey governor can’t handle a comedian, how can he run the country?

April 11, 2014

A small group of skeptics says rising global temperatures will have a net positive effect on the world. 

April 10, 2014

Chris Matthews on MSNBC announced, “We‘re all neo-cons now.”

April 9, 2014

“America broke Iraq; now America owns Iraq, and it owns the primary responsibility for normalizing it,” writes Thomas Friedman.

April 8, 2014

Manjula Martin is trying to arm freelance writers with knowledge, but capitalism has the upper hand.

April 7, 2014

“Given the power of photos to influence and persuade, we feel it is vital for citizens to become better ‘readers’ and consumers of visual news, messaging and spin,” explained Bag News.

April 4, 2014

The mayor wants to break down some of the barriers that distance power from people. Good call.

April 3, 2014