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As crises go, medical insurance is not a very sexy one.

The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.

What are the thousand words, I wonder, that are worth the pictures of
grinning US soldiers sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib
prison?

Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to
obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a g

Courtney Love's new record is called America's Sweetheart. Take that. It's a name that has been used facetiously by the press to describe her.

Single women under 65--those separated, widowed, divorced or never married--represent at least 24 percent of the voting-age population and a whopping 46 percent of voting-age women.

My friends had one question for me after I saw Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ: Is it anti-Semitic?

Since Miles Davis died on September 28, 1991, the merchandising machine has been in overdrive, pushing repackaged classics (Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain), niche compilations and

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The ’60s crooner was a pioneer for women’s and LGBT rights in the entertainment industry and for social justice everywhere.

February 19, 2015

Eric Alterman on 2014's best music, concerts and the year of the box set.

January 22, 2015

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

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

November 10, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how local TV stations boost their bottom lines with a deluge of election ads.

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the two-party debate that has only one, pro-war side.

September 30, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014