Jeremy Adam Smith: Many terrible things happened in 2013. But concealed within each awful event was at least some kernel of courage or grace.
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Duck Dynasty — Just making up crap and attributing it to the Bible doesn’t make it about Christianity.
MoveOn Obama — When it comes to the ongoing militarism of the Obama White House, the New York Times puts MoveOn.org to shame.
Public Airwaves Myth — The major political struggle is not between Left and Right but between top and bottom
Amazon CIA Contract — The owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Tech World — I challenge anyone to offer evidence that San Francisco’s tech sector is more hostile to homeless people.
Megyn Kelly Santa — Kelly’s a twit, but her assertion of the whiteness of a fantasy figure does reflect white privilege at its best
Brent Budowsky – the teachings of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict, make it clear to me that Santa is, in fact, a liberal populist
Fast Food Worker Protest — Building campaigns through organizing rather than protests avoids unforeseen emergence of competing stories.
Peter Dreier: If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel’s interview with Brigid Flaherty on Wednesday’s All Things Considered.
Tina Dupuy: Since Google’s search engine is by definition a natural monopoly, it should therefore be seen as a public utility, a private sector company providing a public service subjected to following certain rules.
Norman Solomon: The alternative to unrelenting independence is sheepism, and that’s not journalism; it’s a professionalized baseline of bowing to government and corporate pressure even before it has been overtly exerted.
Dan Bluemel: The next time you want to take a photograph in public, take pause, for that snapshot may land your personal information in federal counter-terrorism databases for the next 30 years.