Studies show that insiders at Google could, if they wanted, covertly alter voter preferences. The very possibility is a threat to democracy.
Rinku Sen on the Associated Press's decision to "drop the 'i' word," Robert Dreyfuss on Hagel's bad budget rhetoric, and the editors on a prize for Nation illustrator Steven Brodner.
Post Election Day, is the network's huge audience tuning out?
His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.
In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.
Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.
Decades of work to change rape laws has done little to change culture.
For more than three decades, he was perhaps the most prominent establishment voice for the antiwar, human rights and civil rights movements.