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When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the opulent new Staples Center in LA on October 17, the Jersey Troubadour had a few choice words for those watching from the luxury skyboxes.

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's factual findings in United States v. Microsoft, released November 5, spell the doom of Microsoft as we have known it.

New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has created enormous consternation and publicity in his attempts to censor an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

This article is adapted from Robert W. McChesney's Rich Media, Poor Democracy (Illinois).
Three charts accompany this article: "Global Media Moguls," "Who Owns the Movies?" and "Who Owns the Music?"

If you combined the political roles of Republican front-runner George W.

Ten years ago, as Hungary was roiling with democratic protests, the country had two television channels, both controlled by the state.

The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby's Web site, The Daily Howler (www.dailyhowler.com<

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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

Greg Mitchell brings the latest on both WikiLeaks and the Tuscon shooting.

January 11, 2011

Saturday's shootings reminded me that a democratic republic requires much more sacrifice than I had allowed myself to remember when I have advised you to run for public office.

January 10, 2011

Watch out for people who want to make life harder for real-life women on the grounds that it’ll help "women."

January 10, 2011

After the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, will the Republicans rename their "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act"?

January 10, 2011

Last March, Sarah Palin unleashed a sports-infused tirade that shows more than a lack of basketball acumen: it shows a comfort in the language of violence that should disqualify her from national politics.

January 10, 2011

The violence in Arizona is about more than Sarah Palin's semantics. It's an indictment of decades' worth of right-wing enemy-in-our-midst politics and governance.

January 10, 2011

Links from around the web on the tragic assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

January 10, 2011