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Entries by Danny Schechter from 06/2012

Beyond Citizens United: Politics Is an Industry, Not Just a Campaign

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Any serious candidate hires his team and then has to raise millions to pay for it. When politics spawned a profession, the big money that's transformed politics no longer went just to candidates but to the industry around them.

University For a Night: Where the Elite Meet to Eat and Foster Change

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

The 1 percent could learn a thing or two from the 99 percent but, vice-versa, Occupy could learn from projects that work and best practices in other countries.

Argo: Hollywood's New Hostage Thriller Could Inflame Tensions

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment

Will this thriller contribute to a deeper understanding between our two countries? Will it help us find a way of resolving our differences? I doubt it.

South Africa's Political Wars Resemble Our Own

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

When I came to South Africa, I thought I was escaping the way our news programs are totally dominated by political coverage even though the election is months away.