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Eric Alterman

Eric Alterman: PR Is Killing Journalism

TakePart | Eric Alterman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Media

In a speech to colleagues not long ago, BBC News Economics Editor Robert Peston explained that while “some of [his] best friends are in PR,” never...

The State of the Progressive Movement: New York

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Dana Beyer

Two of next year's Democratic presidential contenders, Gov. Martin O'Malley of my current home state of Maryland and Gov. Andrew Cuomo the state of my youth, New York, both consider themselves progressive. Neither of them, however, can be called "progressive" in the traditional sense of the world.

WATCH: Eric Alterman on How Liberals Need to 'Toughen Up'

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers


How Liberal Is President Obama Really?

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers


Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

Charles Blow's Jewish Numbers Problem

Isaac Luria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isaac Luria

Do American Jews support President Obama? Does that support remain strong even as the President presses both Israel and the Palestinians to make the n...

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

Denouncing Obama's Desire for Dijon is Downright Dangerous

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Democrats are elitist, right-wingers insist, even if they are needy enough to receive not just college, but high school scholarships. In this case, the proof of Obama's elitism was his request for Dijon.

Nico Pitney

Hitchens Vs. Alterman Debate: 'Is Hitchens Wrong About Everything?' | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christopher Hitchens makes his Bloggingheads debut in an entertaining, ego-intensive debate with Eric Alterman. At the onset, Alterman explains that ...

Palin, Satire & False Equivalence via the 2004 Presidential Election

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros

The fate of our country is in the hands of Tina Fey Yesterday I was faced with the choice of whether or not to post to TreeHugger a clip from Gina Ge...

Thomas B. Edsall

The Gift Eric Alterman Couldn't Give Colbert On Air | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nation columnist and author Eric Alterman carefully planned his appearance earlier this week on the "Colbert Report," armed with a weapon designed to ...