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Cry the Benighted Country: What's Gone Wrong in America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Many of us in America today sense an adverse shift in the balance of power between the elements that have made our nation great, and those that tear down what's best about our nation. Some dimensions of this shift can be seen in three key elements of the American body politic.

Don't Resist the Expansion of the Press

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media
Jeremy Bamidele

The barrier separating public relations and journalism is no more, caput, outta here. However, neither is dying. Rather, they have combined their strengths.

Washington Hawks Advocate the Bombing of Iran -- Really?

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given America's weak global leadership, I do not see how the United States can sustain a long and devastatingly bloody war against Iran; a war that would become global and could last 10 to 15 years.

Sophia Jones

Worldwide Social Media Outrage After Muslim Students Killed In North Carolina | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

The fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon has prompted uproar around the world, particularly from ...

ISIS, U.S. Media and The Muslim World

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

ISIS is making headlines all over the world, but not always for the same reasons. Are U.S. and international media covering ISIS the way they should be? An international group largely made up of Muslim reporters tells me what they think of ISIS, the American media and the Muslim world.

U.S. Official Media Outlets Engaging With Iran Are in Dire Need of Reform

Sepideh Saeedi | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
Sepideh Saeedi

On June 14, 2013, the Iranian people elected Hassan Rowhani, the moderate cleric sometimes called "the diplomat sheikh," with a clear majority of the ...

Pakistan and the American Learning Curve Part 2

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

To write on controversial subjects in a way that I consider helpful takes a capacity for keeping one's cool and a willingness to refrain from scoring cheap points. That's no more true of Pakistan than of any other subject.

The Congressional Hearings That Are Really Needed

Jalal Alamgir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalal Alamgir

Rep. King's hearing shouldn't have focused on radicalization. Congress should investigate why American Muslims are in fact better integrated -- and less radical -- than those in other Western countries

Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity | Lymari Morales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news -- with no more than 25% of Americans s...

U.S. Media Misrepresents Cuba's Human Rights Record

Heidi Boghosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heidi Boghosian

Infractions of human rights anywhere are unacceptable, but Cuban prison officials acted properly when Orlando Zapata Tamayo decided to go on a hunger strike.

What the Doomsayers Haven't Been Telling You about Greece

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steven Hill

Certainly Greece is going through a difficult spot in its long history, but how difficult depends on how you measure it.

Lack of Coverage on Transgendered Pakistanis Shows Bias in US Media

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

For American reporters and editors, Pakistan only exists in the context of security concerns: the Taliban, terrorism, fundamentalist Islam, and the war in Afghanistan. Outside of this context, there is no Pakistan.

Ex-AP Hostage Terry Anderson Back in Beirut to Teach U.S. J-Students How to Report Accurately on Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Unfortunately, I wasn't scared enough, and I wasn't cautious," Anderson admitted. "I got caught because I refused to take the precautions that I probably should have."

Why Foxy Knoxy Gets No Respect

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Has the US media found itself a new sense of propriety and moral center, or is it just out of it? Too depressed about its future and uncertain of its function to follow even the scent of blood and sex?