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CNN, regularly derided as 'liberal' by conservative commentators, is only liberal if that word stands for 'somewhat sane.'

How the right rears its young lawyers.

Patricia Highsmith was a master writer of crime and suspense.

Two books on modern policing and the racial dynamics that go with it.

It's a slippery slope that these two lawgivers would have us tread.

Whether in his home district or in Washington, DC, Congressman Gary Condit is a discredit to his profession.

If they connect well with voters in 2002, they'll have an edge in a weak economy.

It's time to consider what would really improve our unequal society.

 'Following the Money' can prove devastating to critics of the illegal trade.

Blogs

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

Greg Mitchell's daily updated news and views on all things WikiLeaks.

January 13, 2011

Sarah Palin joins hyper-defensive conservatives in attacking dialogue that considers the political climate as part of the explanation for the hooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Giffords and left six dead. But a Tucson newspaper argues: "It's logical to try to make sense of such horror."

January 12, 2011

Greg Mitchell's daily collection of media and politics hits/misses for Wednesday, January 12, 2011. 

January 12, 2011

On the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake—it's hard not to think about how we turn up, or not, for the ones we love.

January 11, 2011

Eric Alterman, columnist for The Nation, and the author of the new book Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama, appeared on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show to comment on the shooting in Arizona, his book and President Barack Obama.

January 11, 2011

The attack on Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson was an assault on democracy.

January 11, 2011

Jeff Biggers appears on Democracy Now! to talk about the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords in Arizona, what it was like to grow up in a "gun state," and how this act of violence might impact the state of Arizona.

January 11, 2011