Greg Mitchell writes a daily blog for The Nation focusing on media, politics and culture. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and author of thirteen books. His latest book, on the 2012 Obama-Romney race, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape. His other books include Atomic Cover-Up, The Campaign of the Century (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), two books related to WikiLeaks and a pair of books with Robert Jay Lifton on Hiroshima and the death penalty in America. His Twitter feed is @GregMitch and he can be reached at: email@example.com. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
Tea Party candidates edge out GOP in primaries in Delaware and New York, Newt Gingrich gets a zinger on Twitter, and Stephen Colbert gets fresh with a Princeton historian.
Alyssa Peterson, Gitmo, torture, suicide in Iraq, soldier suicides.
Appalled when ordered to take part in interrogations that, no doubt, involved what most would call torture, Spc. Alyssa Peterson refused, then killed herself a few days later, one of the first female soldiers to die in Iraq.
McChrystal is identified in The Tillman Story (and earlier in various news probes) as a willing participant in the cover-up of how the soldier died.
Terry Jones, Koran burning, media madness, ground zero mosque deal.
Lawrence Wright, HBO film, the Taliban, U.S. torture.