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Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

How the US intelligence community came out of the shadows. 

manning

News organizations thrilled to exploit the information Manning uncovered are deeply afraid of being associated with the brave whistle-blower himself.

How can two generals be hailed as military heroes, when the wars they commanded failed spectacularly?

David Petraeus

Petraeus may have had the affair, but we're all responsible for the U.S' worshipful embrace of our military generals. 

Books

The merger of Penguin and Random House is part of a trend that has been deadly for literary authors and serious nonfiction.

Rupert Murdoch

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

David Petraeus

Most media has lauded Petraeus for his military success. But his true strength was as a P.R. prodigy. 

A Romney supporter in Iowa

The Romney campaign’s self-delusion was only possible because of its MSM enablers.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Stephen Colbert and friends for one last song.

December 19, 2014

What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting on sexual assault?

December 18, 2014

Instead of trying the key from the outside, as most critics of the right must, Colbert jiggled it from the inside, counterfeit though his key was.

December 18, 2014

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.

December 5, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Personal privacy is so twentieth century.  

November 25, 2014