Richard Pollak is a contributing editor at The Nation and the author of, among other books, The Creation of Dr. B: A Biography of Bruno Betteheim. He blogs at http://youreonlyoldonce.blogspot.com
Journalists in Turkey already face a repressive regime that punishes criticism—and in August, regulation of the online content will become even stricter.
On the night of the 83rd Academy Awards, 82,000 people will be sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, the nation’s epicenter of homelessness.
The mainstream media track Fox News as if it were the Sixth Estate. Does that benefit us—or Fox?
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