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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?

Getting serious about media reform: at a standstill now, the media reform movement's time has come.

The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.

To keep the press free, Ben Franklin made sure that periodicals once got preferential treatment from the USPS. It's time to revisit that idea again.

Cultural critics and producers sound off on Big Media.

What's next for Ms. magazine now that it's hit the ripe age of 30 and is now heading west?


That big sucking sound you don't hear? That's the war—spending that's getting away with murder.

October 27, 2010

The Nation's Ari Melber takes apart Tea Party candidates' relationship to the media and what it means for the Democrats on the eve of the midterm election.

October 27, 2010

Marisol Valles Garcia's story casts new attention on the state of Mexico's drug wars.

October 27, 2010

It's tempting to think of the 2010 World Series as the ultimate red-state/blue-state showdown. But the truth is more complicated.

October 27, 2010

 Prepping for the Stewart Rally; another potential solider suicide; Maddow questions Tea Party candidates on gay rights

October 27, 2010

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

Students discover the healing powers of music in Canada's poorest neighourbood

October 26, 2010

Those looking for sexual titillation may be disappointed, but those who love business-world muck-raking will love the film—not that the two are unrelated.

October 26, 2010

Rand Paul backer stomps MoveOn member, and Tea Party backs a killer.

October 26, 2010

Workers at the shuttered ESPN Zone in Baltimore's Inner Harbor were laid off with one week's notice. Now they are taking on ESPN, Disney and demanding just a little bit of respect.

October 25, 2010