Norman Solomon: The fact that cable news pundits, anchors, and reporters rushed to vehemently defend corporate media against Sanders’ comments is illustrative of the dynamic. It makes you wonder where career self-interest ends and sincere delusion begins.
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Randy Shaw: Letting Trump decide what’s news works for him. It means we hear little about the Trump Administration’s legal efforts to eliminate health care for over 20 million Americans. Or the Supreme Court allowing Trump to shift $2.5 billion in military spending to a border wall.
Frank Fear: I’m a Progressive who believes that America focuses too much on ‘me’ and insufficiently on ‘we.’ A ‘good society’ can’t be just about individuals and organizations getting ahead.
Tom Degan: Mad taught several generations of kids like me to be cynical toward authority of any and all kinds.
Ted Rall: With zero youngsters coming up in the ranks and many of the most interesting artists purged, our small numbers and lack of stylistic diversity has left us as critically endangered as the wild cheetah. The death spiral is well underway.
Lauren Windsor: The quandary for Facebook is that taking down these old fake accounts will not stop the problem of Veritas creating new fake accounts.
John Townsend: The liberal media are anything but. They and most other “left-leaning” news sources are not reporting. They are spinning.
Ted Rall: Corporate media’s instant reversal on Assange—from rapist scum to First Amendment hero within minutes—elevates self-serving hypocrisy to high art.
James Preston Allen: We have abandoned the crafting of things with our hands to become voyeurs on little screens that provide us with instantaneous gratification and feed our addictions.
Unless and until Assange’s prosecution is dismissed, no publication will be safe from the Administration’s vengeance and overreach. he prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange under the Espionage Act represents a dangerous turn in President Donald Trump’s war on the First Amendment. Whether you love Assange or loathe him, it is vital to understand the […]
Tom Hastings: Using a massive nuclear reaction to make steam, noted someone years ago, is like using a chainsaw to cut butter. Let’s match the least destructive means to the desired ends.
Ted Rall: To be a Leftist in America today is analogous to how black people felt until recently while watching TV: you don’t see anyone like you.
Ted Rall: The New Yorker and The Economist are prospering because they doubled down on their commitment to detailed long-form journalism about ongoing issues.