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Enron's Ken Lay is no stranger to not only the Bush family, but the Bush administration. Finally, reporters are starting to take notice and ask questions.

The New Republic strains credibility with its 'Idiocy Watch'—it might want to keep itself in its sights.

The war on terror is threatening to overshadow a far more deadly threat—the AIDS epidemic.

With developments in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case and Pacifica's re-emergence, the left has a couple of victories under its belt; the Enron scandal develops further.

Organic farming critic Dennis Avery is supported by generous contributions from several chemical companies, all of whom profit from the sale of products prohibited in organic production.

John Stossel has high Q-ratings, so he doesn't have to worry about the rules.

Media consolidation is creeping in slowly while the public’s attention is elsewhere—is it too late to fight back?

Synergy—it's all well and good. But media consolidation's dark side often raises its head.

For three months now, I've been closely following the coverage of September 11 and its aftermath; how well have the media done?

Blogs

Surely Palin knows that it is easier to complain of being unfairly demonized than to pause for a moment in the aftermath of a tragedy to reflect on her own role in sowing rage and divisiveness.

January 14, 2011

Yes, it’s 2011, but Obama’s Department of Justice is still fighting to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defines marriage as being the legal union of a man and a woman.

January 14, 2011

In the wake of the tragedy in Arizona, professor and Nation writer Frances Fox Piven joins Democracy Now! to address Glenn Beck's campaign against her and the violent threats it has spawned.

January 14, 2011

This day in history, Alan Lomax and a message from Gershom Gorenberg.

January 14, 2011

An update on news and views on all things WikiLeaks. Check back often as items are added to the post throughout the day.

January 14, 2011

The violence of political rhetoric, upcoming films and the mail.

January 13, 2011

Cookie Gilchrist, one of the great football players and outspoken athletes, died of cancer on January 10, the day before a remarkable political/sports anniversary.

January 13, 2011

In Tucson, Obama presents an idealistic appeal to a "one nation" Americanism that only the most hopeful of our leaders—and the most hopeful of our citizens—have dared imagine.

January 13, 2011

Greg Mitchell's daily collection of media and politics hits/misses.

January 13, 2011

A budget plan put forth by Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) may make a $1.4 billion cut in public higher education institutions in the state.

January 13, 2011