Media Analysis

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion Biden Has to Reject the “Mission Accomplished” Delusion

The president and his top advisers are prisoners of nostalgic fantasies.

Jan 16, 2024 / Jeet Heer

William A. Ackman attends the Pershing Square Sohn Prize 2023 Award and Tenth Anniversary Dinner at Manhatta on May 18, 2023, in New York City.

Meet William Ackman, America’s Most Entitled Donor Meet William Ackman, America’s Most Entitled Donor

The hedge-fund activist’s attacks on Harvard and Claudine Gay have gotten much notice; less attention has been paid to the toll his financial activities have taken on the country....

Jan 8, 2024 / Michael Massing

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) hugs Joe Biden upon the US president’s arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images)

Why Is Biden Risking a New Regional War in the Middle East? Why Is Biden Risking a New Regional War in the Middle East?

The president’s foreign policy is mired in a deeply retrograde and one-sided view of Israel.

Jan 5, 2024 / Jeet Heer

A child eats amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following Israeli bombardment in Rafah on the southern Gaza Strip on December 29, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

A Palestinian Whose Childhood Was Destroyed by War Pleads for Peace A Palestinian Whose Childhood Was Destroyed by War Pleads for Peace

Never letting children endure war again is the “never again” that might actually heal our wounded humanity.

Jan 3, 2024 / Ibtisam Barakat

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks during a town hall, December 8, 2023, in Sioux City, Iowa.

The 24-Hour Rise and Fall of Nikki Haley The 24-Hour Rise and Fall of Nikki Haley

The national media’s search for a big new political “narrative” creates flash stories that ignore the larger context.

Dec 29, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Republican presidential candidate and former US president Donald Trump speaks to guest at a cam

More Democracy, Not the Courts, Will Defeat Trump’s Authoritarianism More Democracy, Not the Courts, Will Defeat Trump’s Authoritarianism

The pursuit of legal liberalism is a distraction from mobilizing a majority coalition against a would-be dictator.

Dec 29, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Israeli soldier at border near Gaza

The Problem With the US Media’s Coverage of Gaza The Problem With the US Media’s Coverage of Gaza

Assuming there are only two sides to every story misses the reality that most stories have many sides.

Dec 20, 2023 / Nan Levinson

Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for Donald Trump, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman US District Courthouse on December 15, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

The Real Tragedy of Rudy Giuliani The Real Tragedy of Rudy Giuliani

The disgraced former mayor was a racist authoritarian—even back when he was being celebrated by the mainstream media.

Dec 18, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Andrew Cuomo and Eric Adams, 2021, laughing

Blink and You Missed It: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Was Accused of Sexual Assault—and Nothing Happened Blink and You Missed It: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Was Accused of Sexual Assault—and Nothing Happened

Why the big yawn by the media over this particular allegation against New York’s scandal-surrounded mayor might actually be a sign of mature judgment.

Dec 14, 2023 / Ross Barkan

Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh bids a heart-wrenching farewell to his wife, son, and daughter during their funeral service in the heart of Gaza's Nuseirat camp.

It’s Time for Gaza’s Journalists to Be Treated Like the Heroes They Are It’s Time for Gaza’s Journalists to Be Treated Like the Heroes They Are

They are reporting under unimaginable difficulties and being killed in record numbers. The journalistic community should be honoring them every day.

Dec 12, 2023 / Nadia Taha

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