Media Analysis

Martin Baron announcing that he is leaving The Boston Globe to become the executive editor of The Washington Post.

What Happened to “The Washington Post” Under Marty Baron? What Happened to “The Washington Post” Under Marty Baron?

In a new book, the former editor tirelessly hymns how he and the newspaper protected their journalists and shored up the foundations of our crumbling republic. But was that the ca...

Feb 27, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

Scoop Jackson holding a model plane

Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency

Missile scares and military Keynesianism won’t win voters who want domestic reform.

Feb 26, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Following an Israeli attack in Deir al-Balah, Gaza, a wounded Palestinian child receives medical attention at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital on February 20, 2024.

Aren't the Children of Gaza Worth Saving? Aren't the Children of Gaza Worth Saving?

If our answer is yes, then we have to stop sending Israel the weapons that kill them.

Feb 21, 2024 / Charles Glass

Ezra Klein

Are Democrats Over That Ezra Klein Piece Yet? Are Democrats Over That Ezra Klein Piece Yet?

A major pundit, unmoored from political reality, suggests Democrats need a brokered convention to replace Biden. Liberals freak out. Stop it!

Feb 20, 2024 / Joan Walsh

The Divided Landscape of Indian American Politics

The Divided Landscape of Indian American Politics The Divided Landscape of Indian American Politics

The Desi diaspora is both rising up and fracturing on issues of religion, race, and caste, with far-reaching implications for US politics.

Feb 20, 2024 / Feature / Jeet Heer

A pro-Palestinian protester holds a handmade placard paying tribute to Palestinian journalists at a rally in Whitehall to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and an end to Israel's occupation on February 3, 2024, in London, United Kingdom.

An Essential Intervention on Behalf of Embattled Palestinian Journalists An Essential Intervention on Behalf of Embattled Palestinian Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists has just committed $300,000 to an emergency fund to aid journalists working in Gaza.

Feb 5, 2024 / John Nichols

Is Derek Penslar the Wrong Kind of Jew for Harvard?

Is Derek Penslar the Wrong Kind of Jew for Harvard? Is Derek Penslar the Wrong Kind of Jew for Harvard?

He’s a distinguished scholar, director of Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies, and former president of the American Academy for Jewish Research. But Bill Ackman doesn’t like him.

Feb 2, 2024 / Eric Alterman

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt speaks during 2023 National Action Network (NAN) Triumph Awards at the Lincoln Center in New York.

The Anti-Defamation League: Israel’s Attack Dog in the US The Anti-Defamation League: Israel’s Attack Dog in the US

Posing as a civil rights group, the ADL has long operated as an intelligence organization targeting Israel’s critics. So why does the media still treat it as a credible source?

Jan 31, 2024 / James Bamford

President Joe Biden at the pulpit of the St. John Baptist Church

The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos The Abject Failure of Biden’s Quiet Diplomacy Is Spreading Middle Eastern Chaos

The president’s promise of restraint is repeatedly belied by the reality of continued escalation.

Jan 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Al Jazeera reporter Wael Dahduh lost his wife, son, daughter and grandson in Israeli airstrikes on October 25, 2023. In the photo from January 7, he mourns his son, another journalist killed by Israel.

The US Media Is Ignoring Israel’s Campaign to Kill Palestinian Journalists The US Media Is Ignoring Israel’s Campaign to Kill Palestinian Journalists

Israel is trying to snuff out journalism in Gaza. This should be a sound-the-alarm, all-hands-on-deck moment for anyone who professes to support reporters and the work that they d...

Jan 23, 2024 / Jack Mirkinson

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