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: firstname.lastname@example.org. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
It was one of the most famous quotes from the early years of the war in Iraq and it came on Memorial Day five years ago. You've seen references, but here's the Larry King transcript. Note: Today the cost of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan passed the $1 trillion mark.
Six years ago The New York Times finally owned up to its key role in helping lead the country into Iraq -- but it hardly went far enough. Have the media learned lessons since?
Everything you need to know today, featuring Sarah Palin and Rand Paul, Obama and FDR, Steve Earle and "Lost," Israel's nukes, and much more. Plus afternoon updates!
What you need to know today, featuring in this edition Maddow vs. Rand Paul (Part II), reaction to financial reform bill progress, Tony Soprano vs. Glenn Beck, Bono at the White House, and much more!