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November 2, 2015
Goodbye to Grantland, ESPN’s Home for Actual Sports Journalism
For this former ESPN ombudsman, Grantland was a beacon in a field of sludge.
September 15, 2015
The Spanish Media Are the Worst in Europe. These Upstarts Are Trying to Change That.
A broad range of leftist media projects committed to democracy and transparency have flourished in recent years.
September 4, 2015
Can Stephen Colbert Break the Late-Night Mold?
With his version of
The Late Show
debuting Tuesday, will Colbert stick to the talk-show script or push the boundaries of a tired genre?
September 3, 2015
Is There Room for Biden in the Democratic Field?
Katrina vanden Heuvel joins the Ed Schultz Podcast.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 25, 2015
The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Unacceptable. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?
The US-led bombing campaign has killed hundreds, according to one comprehensive report. The Pentagon admits to two.
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August 24, 2015
Why Would ‘The New York Times’ Try to Torpedo the Iran Deal?
Today’s front-page piece masquerades as news analysis, while pushing a neoconservative agenda.
August 19, 2015
An Epic On-Air Debate 40 Years Ago Marked the Downfall of Television News
The new documentary
The Best of Enemies
tells the story of the matchup that spawned the genre of “infotainment.”
August 19, 2015
Is the US-Backed Kiev Regime Preparing an All-Out Military Assault on the Rebel Donbass Province?
If so, the risk grows of provoking a US–Russian war in Ukraine.
Stephen F. Cohen
August 6, 2015
For a More Substantive Republican Debate, Ask Tougher Questions
The people with the tough jobs Thursday are not the candidates, but the moderators.
July 24, 2015
Donald Trumps the Media
We think he’s dead, but Franken-Donald keeps coming back.