To say our president has his hands full is an understatement. But his leadership style is ideally suited for times such as these.
If only celebrated actor Martin Sheen received the same media exposure as his troubled son Charlie. Never has his long-time work for union rights been more needed in the public arena.
It's time the Democrats recognize that the GOP has declared war on them and their core constituencies. The cower and cave strategy has never worked in the past, and it won't work now.
The attack on public employee unions has just begun and won't go away. With the disempowerment of labor in our society, any sociologist will tell you, the living standards of all working people will be lowered.
Miss Representation, which premiered on Saturday in New York City, explores how one-dimensional, hypersexualized images of women in mainstream media reinforce negative gender stereotypes.
While Egyptian citizens are demanding democracy, we, who have all the democracy we need, are not protesting at all as some in Congress try to force radical anti-abortion bills on the American public.
My conversation with my friend Negma is fragmented and she lets out a torrent of words -- she knows that she might be cut off any minute.
Watching Keith's apparently unmoored anger has often been confusing, but given what's now been widely reported, it makes more sense. The end was near, and he knew it.
Keith, for all his faults, was erudite, intellectual, and unafraid of being associated with liberal causes, and that courage made him the anti-O'Reilly and anti-Beck all in one
What passes for a "national" media these days is almost exclusively New York/D.C.-based media that focuses almost exclusively on New York/D.C.-centric stories.
"There are no parties that I want to go to, and I didn't go to Columbia journalism school." Those are Roger Ailes' qualifications to be one of the most important people in media, according to Roger Ailes.
Sam Stein dropped by the "Rachel Maddow" show on Tuesday to talk with guest host Chris Hayes about a hot prospect for Barack Obama's next chief of sta...
For a blogger who's been posting about everything under the political sun in 2010, this year brings with it a particular challenge embodied in the que...
The left of the left has a choice: make a New Years' resolution to rejoin the reality-based community, or head for its own version of Tea Party la-la Land negativity.
Why am I so obsessed with American politics in the first place? Does it really matter, or does interest in politics merely occupy the same part of the brain that used to handle starting line-ups, batting averages and RBI's?
The difference between reporting and satire? Bad reporting is still reporting, while there's no such thing as bad satire. If it's not true -- if it doesn't work -- it's not satire.