Mainstream media

Bernie Sanders Mounts an Independent Democratic Challenge to Media as Usual

Bernie Sanders Mounts an Independent Democratic Challenge to Media as Usual Bernie Sanders Mounts an Independent Democratic Challenge to Media as Usual

The senator explains media and politics to Chuck Todd.

Mar 15, 2016 / John Nichols

Ben Bagdikian Knew That Journalism Must Serve the People—Not the Powerful

Ben Bagdikian Knew That Journalism Must Serve the People—Not the Powerful Ben Bagdikian Knew That Journalism Must Serve the People—Not the Powerful

The brilliant reporter and editor who sounded the alarm against media monopoly called on us all to be stewards of democracy.

Mar 14, 2016 / John Nichols

Welcome to American Warfare: A 14-Year Game Where Everyone’s a Loser

Welcome to American Warfare: A 14-Year Game Where Everyone’s a Loser Welcome to American Warfare: A 14-Year Game Where Everyone’s a Loser

The best part is you get to play the same round over and over and over again.

Mar 10, 2016 / Tom Engelhardt

Stranger Than ‘House Of Cards’

Stranger Than ‘House Of Cards’ Stranger Than ‘House Of Cards’

Given the absurdities of the current political season, it is worth asking why the return of the Netflix drama was so highly anticipated.

Mar 7, 2016 / K. Leander Williams

Bernie Sanders Keeps Winning—and Pundits Don’t Like It

Bernie Sanders Keeps Winning—and Pundits Don’t Like It Bernie Sanders Keeps Winning—and Pundits Don’t Like It

Weekend caucuses give the senator wins in Kansas, Nebraska, and Maine, while Clinton takes Louisiana.

Mar 7, 2016 / John Nichols

Trump

‘Trump’ Has Become a Racial Taunt at High School Sporting Events ‘Trump’ Has Become a Racial Taunt at High School Sporting Events

Powerful people in sports have helped to legitimize this man, and we’re already seeing the consequences play out.

Mar 7, 2016 / Dave Zirin

New Hampshire primary

The Trump Obsession Neglects (and Obscures) What Is Really Happening in 2016 The Trump Obsession Neglects (and Obscures) What Is Really Happening in 2016

There are real issues and real trends in play that are bigger than one man.

Mar 4, 2016 / John Nichols

Melissa Harris-Perry

Thank You, Melissa Harris-Perry Thank You, Melissa Harris-Perry

The most diverse, intellectually bracing show on network news was treated as expendable, and its host would not have it. She and her show will be sorely missed.

Feb 29, 2016 / Dave Zirin

Is Samantha Bee’s Full-Frontal Feminism For or Against Hillary?

Is Samantha Bee’s Full-Frontal Feminism For or Against Hillary? Is Samantha Bee’s Full-Frontal Feminism For or Against Hillary?

At 46, Bee is right on the cusp of the feminist generational divide that is plaguing Clinton’s campaign.

Feb 19, 2016 / Leslie Savan

Panel discussion at Museum of the Moving Image

The Comedy of Color The Comedy of Color

Laughter alone isn’t confrontation enough for racism, but it does provide some relief.

Feb 12, 2016 / Antwaun Sargent

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