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Why the Mainstream Media Loved Trump’s Fake Pro-Workers Rally Why the Mainstream Media Loved Trump’s Fake Pro-Workers Rally

A combination of horse race journalism and anti-union bias led to absurd reporting.

Sep 29, 2023 / Jeet Heer

US President Joe Biden shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they meet at the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 20.

In Its Rush to Waive Visas for Israeli Visitors, the Biden Administration Has Insulted and Betrayed Arab Americans In Its Rush to Waive Visas for Israeli Visitors, the Biden Administration Has Insulted and Betrayed Arab Americans

The repeated promise by US officials that Israel would never get a visa waiver until it stopped discriminating against Arab American visitors turned out to be worthless.

Sep 29, 2023 / James Zogby

“Succession” for suckers: While Lachlan Murdoch (left) gets the fancy title, Rupert retains the ultimate power.

Rupert Murdoch’s Final Con Game Rupert Murdoch’s Final Con Game

Announcing his exit, the right-wing baron mixes public populism and private elitism.

Sep 25, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Ukrainian soldiers adjust flag

The Dangerous Myth of the “Good War” The Dangerous Myth of the “Good War”

The fantasy that the war in Ukraine is a war to secure democracy around the world has taken root among well-meaning liberals.

Sep 7, 2023 / David Bromwich

President Joe Biden speaks at an event promoting lower healthcare costs in the East Room of the White House on August 29 in Washington, D.C.

Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie

Not surprisingly, Trump opts for both.

Sep 1, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Georgia Knecht, 4, browses a bookshelf at Riverside, California, Main Library.

A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book A Book Is a Book Is a Book—Except When It’s an e-Book

But corporate mega-publishers want purchasing a book to be like renting a movie or streaming an album.

Aug 30, 2023 / Maria Bustillos

Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington

Martin Luther King’s Dream at 60 Martin Luther King’s Dream at 60

King offered Americans the choice between acting in accordance with the constitution and resistance—often violent—to change.  In many ways, we face the same choice today.

Aug 28, 2023 / Eric Foner

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Inflation Is Falling. So Why Are the Fiscal Austerians Back in the Headlines? Inflation Is Falling. So Why Are the Fiscal Austerians Back in the Headlines?

The latest scare was over the Social Security trust fund. The endgame is not to get rid of inflation, or to protect American workers, but to destroy their power.

Aug 16, 2023 / Marshall Auerback

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Letters From the August 21/28, 2023, Issue Letters From the August 21/28, 2023, Issue

Suburban blight… Predatory financing… Dancing to AIPAC’s tune (web only)… A commitment to liberation (web only)…

Aug 8, 2023 / Letters / Our Readers

Biden hands Netanyahu a pen. US and Israeli flags seen in background

In Jenin, as Elsewhere, Netanyahu Knows He Can Count on Washington’s Complicity In Jenin, as Elsewhere, Netanyahu Knows He Can Count on Washington’s Complicity

As America's nonresponse to the attack on Jenin demonstrates, support for Israeli apartheid is fully bipartisan.

Jul 7, 2023 / James Bamford

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