A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as “Pravda on the Potomac.” We reporters were amused but also rankled.
War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network television.
Who says there’s nothing new under the sun?
Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It’s also the manifestation of a cultural attitude.
On June 4, 1961, John F. Kennedy held his last meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.
This comfortable college town is defined as much by its eclecticism as its traditional Midwestern quintessence.
The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue’s nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O’Donnell.
In early February, the Center for Public Integrity disclosed a leaked draft of the Bush Administration’s next round in the war on terrorism–the Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA).