Going Postal Going Postal

Bravo and Happy Birthday to Harper's Magazine, and to Lewis Lapham and John (Rick) MacArthur (editor and publisher, respectively).

Jun 1, 2000 / Editorial / The Editors

Exacting ‘the Price of Liberty…’ Exacting ‘the Price of Liberty…’

Generals and admirals often tell us that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, but they sure don't appreciate being on its business end.

Jun 1, 2000 / Column / Eric Alterman

Don’t Try This at Home Don’t Try This at Home

At 4 pm on Monday, May 22, Inigo Thomas posted an item in Slate wondering whether New York magazine's Michael Wolff's pan of Inside, the new website about the media not yet o

May 25, 2000 / Editorial / Eric Alterman

Disinterestedness Dies Disinterestedness Dies

When, in 1980, George Will was discovered to be coaching Ronald Reagan on debating tactics one minute and pronouncing him a "thoroughbred performer" the next, journalists profess...

May 18, 2000 / Column / Eric Alterman

Memory Lapses From Ted Olson Memory Lapses From Ted Olson

Remember when Hillary Clinton dared suggest that a vast right-wing conspiracy was behind the campaign to destroy her husband's presidency? Well, the troubles besetting the nomina...

May 15, 2000 / Column / Robert Scheer

Antitrust & the Media–I Antitrust & the Media–I

This spring the topic of antitrust returned to the headlines after a long absence as the government pursued and won (for the time being) its case against Microsoft and, in a more...

May 3, 2000 / Editorial / Robert W. McChesney

Back to the Forward Back to the Forward

I start to worry whenever the Wall Street Journal editorial page cites theliberalNewRepublic for support.

May 3, 2000 / Column / Eric Alterman

Dr. Laura, Be Quiet! Dr. Laura, Be Quiet!

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has said a lot of hurtful and irresponsible things on the radio during her many years as a right-wing religious "therapist" and yenta.

Apr 27, 2000 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Extra! Extra! Read Less About It Extra! Extra! Read Less About It

* * * When legendary media critic A.J. Liebling issued that warning some decades ago about the corrosive effect of media monopolies on the First Amendment, media ownership...

Apr 24, 2000 / Column / Robert Scheer

The ‘Shame’ Game The ‘Shame’ Game

When we last visited New York Times foreign affairs pundit Thomas Friedman during last year's Seattle protests, he was attacking critics of the antidemocratic World Trade Organiz...

Apr 20, 2000 / Column / Eric Alterman