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  • August 24, 2000

  • August 10, 2000

    Your Show of Shows

    A part of me recoils at the thought of adding even a syllable to the ocean of pontifical sludge emanating from the Republican confab in Philadelphia, so mind-numbingly inane and diligently dece

    Eric Alterman

  • July 27, 2000

    Schmoozapalooza 2000

    So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 29, 2000

    Rock & Roll Fantasies

    It is a depressing rule for students of American political discourse that the more one happens to know about a given subject, the more amazing one finds the brazen ignorance that passes for publi

    Eric Alterman

  • June 15, 2000

    Independence: An Endangered Species?

    The hopes of many for the birth and sustenance of independent web journalism took a body blow recently when all 140 employees of the APBnews.com crime news site were let go with no warning, as th

    Eric Alterman

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  • June 1, 2000

    Exacting ‘the Price of Liberty…’

    Generals and admirals often tell us that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, but they sure don't appreciate being on its business end.

    Eric Alterman

  • May 18, 2000

    Disinterestedness Dies

    When, in 1980, George Will was discovered to be coaching Ronald Reagan on debating tactics one minute and pronouncing him a "thoroughbred performer" the next, journalists professed to be shocked

    Eric Alterman

  • May 3, 2000

    Back to the Forward

    I start to worry whenever the Wall Street Journal editorial page cites theliberalNewRepublic for support.

    Eric Alterman

  • April 20, 2000

    The ‘Shame’ Game

    When we last visited New York Times foreign affairs pundit Thomas Friedman during last year's Seattle protests, he was attacking critics of the antidemocratic World Trade Organization as a

    Eric Alterman

  • April 5, 2000

    Still With Us

    The editors of The New York Times Magazine had a good idea recently.

    Eric Alterman

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