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'An Open System of Closed Enclaves': Tolerance, Past and Present, in America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There's a growing national consensus that fighting to the death doesn't meet the needs of modern America. Only a president can instruct the nation on the need for a re-thinking of our political values.

South by Southwest: More Than Money-making

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

"South By," to use that rather flat, familial nickname habitués have given their annual festival here, South by Southwest, contrived to be in itself a somewhat flat event this year.

How 'Liberal Media' Keep Blaming Obama for GOP's Radical Behavior

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

If you're an obstructionist Republican and the press blames Obama for your actions, why would you ever change your obstructionist ways? Answer: You wouldn't. And they haven't.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: The Deficit Debate Needs More 'Mark To Market' Accountability | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

As veteran critics of the post-crash financial industry well know, one thing that has allowed big banks to maintain their rosy outlook is a rule chang...

Questions For The Next Pope: Is Garry Wills A Catholic? Am I?

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Robert E. Murphy

These questions come to me as, almost simultaneously, the pope resigns, America's leading newspaper reports day after day about continuing sexual abuse, homosexual culture and political intrigue in the Church, and Professor Wills, this country's most longstanding and prolific Catholic gadfly, publishes perhaps his most iconoclastic book yet about Christian faith.

Jaweed Kaleem

Is The Media Messing Up Religion? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.05.2012 | Religion

WASHINGTON -– Saying that the media has historically been “squeamish” about covering the religious views of presidential candidates, a former Ne...

Media Ethics: Issues Raised by Michael Lewis's Obama Article in Vanity Fair

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

By allowing the White House to approve quotations -- which Michael Lewis has admitted to doing for his Vanity Fair piece -- he is surrendering some of his independence as a journalist in exchange for access.

Anti-Gay Evangelist Plans $100 Million Defamation Lawsuit For 'Hate Group' Label

Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A prominent evangelist is threatening to sue the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after it labeled his Internet-based ministry a "hate group." A...

Another New York Times Columnist Attack on Social Security and Medicare

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Our health problems won't disappear just because government cuts out Medicare and Medicaid. But the costs of treating -- or not treating -- those health problems will now fall on us, individually, on our own, instead of aggregated through the mechanism of democracy.

Bill Keller Hoaxed

Posted 07.30.2012 | Media

Bill Keller found himself the target of a hoax over the weekend, when a fake op-ed defending WikiLeaks was published under his name. WikiLeaks later c...

Bill Keller On WikiLeaks Panels, Films And More | BILL KELLER | Posted 04.21.2012 | Media

THIS is apparently the revenge of Julian Assange: everyone who runs afoul of the rock-star leaker is condemned to spend eternity discussing the cosmic...

Bill Keller for Dummies

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 02.09.2012 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

It's not only uncool to understand economics, but sort of cool to know nothing. After all, blissful ignorance frees you to think outside the box and propose all sorts of kooky ideas without worrying about potential consequences.

Occupy Wall Street -- "We Are What Democracy Looks Like!"

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Protesters are not complaining or playing the blame game. They are engaging with one another to develop an alternative, a paradigm shift.

Jason Linkins

Here Are Some Thoughts I Had For America! This Week In Pundit Pontifications | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.21.2011 | Media

You know, I'm proud to have my nation compared to Slovakia. I'm pleased that the new head of state in Peru -- Ol' What's His Name -- is tamping down the leftist rhetoric and embracing the investor class, rather than flamboyantly consolidating his own power, like the guy who runs Brazil. And rather than concern myself with the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, I'm sending some money to Somalia, because despite the fact that the Somalians are dirt poor, they have their priorities right. Rather than organize for relief of the destitute, they're demonstrating against an offshoot of al Qaeda, which heretofore was and forever hence will never be on our list of strategic priorities.

Let Them Eat Keller

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Robert Scheer

Funny, he doesn't look like Marie Antoinette. But when former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller asks his readers if they are "bored by the soggy sleep-ins and warmed-over anarchism of Occupy Wall Street," it displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege.

Bill Keller: NYT Is 'Socially Liberal'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2011 | Media

Former New York Times editor Bill Keller sat down for an interview at the LBJ Library last week and discussed the Times' editorial stance when coverin...

Think Again: It's Not What Bill Keller Believed About Iraq But Who

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.09.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Keller gives a number of reasons for his support of the war in Iraq. He relied heavily on the judgment of Kenneth Pollack and on the words of Colin Powell regarding the threat of weapons of mass destruction.

Another Misguided 'Mini-Culpa' from Bill Keller of NYT on Backing Iraq War

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.09.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Bill Keller, the top editor at the New York Times since July 2003, has penned a lengthy piece for this Sunday's Times Magazine, which was launched online early this week, as if the world could not wait another day for it.

Michael Calderone

New NY Times Editor Shakes Up Masthead | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Jill Abramson didn't waste much time on her first day as New York Times executive editor before shaking up the place. In a Tuesday memo...

Jill Abramson Era Begins At New York Times

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media

A new era began at the New York Times on Tuesday, as Jill Abramson officially took over from Bill Keller as the paper's executive editor -- the first ...

Bill Keller Ending Column | Posted 09.24.2011 | Media

Bill Keller is giving up his New York Times Magazine column, which will end in September, six months after it started. ...

Michael Calderone

David Leonhardt Could Get NY Times Top D.C. Job | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times is expected to name columnist David Leonhardt as the paper’s next Washington bureau chief, a bold first move for inco...

'NYT' Editor: Let’s Ban Books, Or At Least Stop Writing Them | BILL KELLER | Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

There was exciting news last month among the Twitterati. Brian Stelter, The New York Times prodigy and master of social media, announced to his 64,373...

What's With the New York Times Movie Reviewers?!?

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Gurko

Couple of weeks ago, with an itch to see a summer film, though the offering so far seems lackluster, we were this close to seeing Super 8 when a revie...

Interview: Andrew Rossi on Page One: Inside the New York Times

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

For New Yorkers of a certain breed, a peek inside The Times is selling point enough. But when you throw in an exploration of the dogged rumors of the demise of the printed newspaper, you've got something for everyone.