Media Analysis

O.J. Simpson tries on glove during trial

O.J. Simpson Proved That With Enough Money You Can Get Away With Murder O.J. Simpson Proved That With Enough Money You Can Get Away With Murder

The accused killer won and lost in court depending on his bank account.

Apr 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

No, Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court Is Not Our Friend

No, Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court Is Not Our Friend No, Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court Is Not Our Friend

Society / April 5, 2024 No, Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court Is Not Our Friend The former justice is calling on Americans to emulate the civility of Supreme Court justices, ne…

Apr 5, 2024 / Elie Mystal

South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem votes in Saigon, Aug. 30, 1959. At the time, Diem’s government enjoyed American political and military assistance, but by late 1963, he would be overthrown and assassinated, having lost U.S. support.

Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”? Will the US Move Toward “Demonstration Elections”?

If fascism—or even just an authoritarian regime—does happen here in November, it may look surprisingly familiar.

Apr 3, 2024 / Van Gosse

The TikTok social media platform's logo is reflected in the eye of a 13-year-old boy as he looks at a computer screen in Bath, England.

“In Techno Parentis”: Who Should Regulate the Online Lives of Teenagers? “In Techno Parentis”: Who Should Regulate the Online Lives of Teenagers?

With TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms using algorithms to send teen viewers addictive, dangerous content—and reaping immense profits—self-regulation has clearly failed.

Apr 2, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

The Future of Media Is Journalist-Run

The Future of Media Is Journalist-Run The Future of Media Is Journalist-Run

It has already been a dire year for the industry, but the shoots of a thriving media ecosystem are here.

Mar 29, 2024 / Maria Bustillos

Joe Lieberman in 2010.

Joe Lieberman and the Venality of Elite Bipartisanship Joe Lieberman and the Venality of Elite Bipartisanship

The late senator embodied a consensus of militarism and plutocracy.

Mar 28, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Then-RNC chair Ronna McDaniel under a large poster of a GOP elephant.

Ronna’s Out. But the Folks Who Hired Her Remain at NBC News. Ronna’s Out. But the Folks Who Hired Her Remain at NBC News.

How did they think this hire was smart? The network’s accounting for this mess is unfinished.

Mar 27, 2024 / Joan Walsh

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to Fridley, Minn., as part of his administration’s “Investing in America” tour on April 3, 2023.

Bidenomics and Its Discontents Bidenomics and Its Discontents

The White House believes American workers have seldom had it so good. And lots of prestigious economists agree. But the voters aren’t buying. Maybe they know something?

Mar 27, 2024 / James K. Galbraith

Ronna McDaniel appearing on NBC's

NBC’s Hiring of Ronna McDaniel Is a Total Catastrophe NBC’s Hiring of Ronna McDaniel Is a Total Catastrophe

She’s a proven liar. She’s caused a PR nightmare. And she wasn’t even good at her job. What was NBC thinking?

Mar 26, 2024 / John Nichols

Trump-Campaigns-In-Erie

Who Owns Donald Trump? Who Owns Donald Trump?

The former president’s financial troubles open up rich opportunities for political attack.

Mar 25, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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