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The Myth of Mainstream Media Bias

Paul Milo | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Paul Milo

The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.

Conservative Groups Voice Support For Arizona Anti-Gay Bill: Fighting 'Organized Homosexuality'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

Despite bipartisan opposition to SB 1062, Arizona’s controversial measure allowing businesses to refuse service to LGBT individuals on the basis of ...

Got Science? Why This Climate Scientist's Libel Case Matters

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

What makes this case so important is that science, like free speech, needs protecting too. Sadly, we have been living in a period during which many parties -- often with funding from the fossil fuel industry -- have knowingly spread disinformation about climate change.

National Review, in Email Blasts, Warns of 'FEMA Camps'

Mark Potok | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Mark Potok

In a fascinating investigative article at ThinkProgress, writer Zack Beauchamp details what looks an awful lot like a scam run by a company called Reboot Marketing, founded by one Allen Baler.

A Defense of Onesies

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The problem is that the right's definition of conservativism is, and will likely always be, exclusively popular among white men who would never be comfortable in a onesie.

Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

There's no getting around the fact that we have to wean the world off fossil fuels as soon as possible, and one of the answers, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

When the Blame Game Goes Bad

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In the rather twisted mind of a modern conservative, President Obama is to blame for all our ills, but he gains no credit for all that goes well. This is no exaggeration; it is quite literally true.

Don't Be Afraid of Diversity

Preeti Vissa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Preeti Vissa

In an increasingly diverse nation, both business and government have started to learn that embracing diversity -- not just with feel-good language but in real, concrete terms -- can make everything they do better.

National Review and Voter ID

Andrew Pavelyev | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Andrew Pavelyev

National Review used to be a serious magazine of conservative thought. But now it has degenerated into partisan cheerleading.

How Abraham Lincoln Can Save Today's Republican Party

92nd Street Y | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

National Review editor and author of the new book Lincoln Unbound , Rich Lowry, spoke with us about how the philosophies and policies of our 16th Pres...

Priceless Power of Labeling: Lessons From 'Obama's Scandals'

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media
Kare Anderson

Rather than jumping into the heated battle of competing narratives about Obama's three "scandals" or ignoring this high-stakes story, follow it for insights on how to influence by labeling.

Jason Linkins

Benghazi Critique Officially Pivots To 2016 Horserace

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

I know there was probably a time where those who supported a Benghazi inquiry were able to deftly maintain that their interests had nothing to do with...

Cruz vs. Clinton in 2016

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

For Democrats this is too good to be true. While Republicans continue to try to smear former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, she long ago accepted her share of responsibility, and her popularity continues to tower above all national figures in American public life.

Jason Linkins

Conservative Mag Derides 'Rubio's Folly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

As I've noted before, while a bipartisan "Gang" of eight senators are the prime movers behind the renewed hopes for passage of a comprehensive immigra...

Cruzing for a Bruising

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The conservative National Review magazine has an amusing article about the far-right reincarnation of Joe McCarthy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), considering a run for the presidency. It's not intended to be amusing, I don't think, but it is.

Why Ted Cruz Will Never Be President

Salon | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

During the 2012 election cycle I occasionally ran stories declaring that various Republicans being touted as White House material “will never be pre...

The Conquest of America by Iraq: The Misbegotten Cakewalk a Decade and Countless Lives Later

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Doug Bandow

Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Baghdad to ask the Iraqi government to stop helping Iran support Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Kerry received an embarrassing rebuff--so much for the Bush administration's celebrated victory over Saddam Hussein. This time ten years ago the grand Iraqi cakewalk had begun. American military forces were racing toward victory. The world was going to be transformed. But not in the way President George W. Bush and his top officials imagined. Invading Iraq turned out to be one of Washington's greatest strategic mistakes. Yet even now many of the Iraq War's architects are clamoring for more wars. America needs peace. War should be a true last resort, not just another policy option for frustrated social engineers and impatient internationalists. Wars are sometimes tragically necessary. But not in Iraq.

GOP Begins Its Walk-Back

Salon | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

I gave Reince Priebus and his minions too much credit the other day. His “autopsy” of the Republican Party’s disastrous 2012 election cycle most...

National Review Columnist Suggests Raped Veterans Should Blame Themselves

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

A columnist for conservative site the National Review Online has written a piece suggesting female soldiers who have been raped struggle after they le...

Media to President: You're a Liberal!

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Since winning reelection, Obama has appeared more confident and upbeat than at any time since his 2008 campaign, and media coverage has reflected that. The president's second honeymoon is likely to continue a little while longer. But such interludes never last.

The Dishonorable Republicans

Ethan Rome | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

While Republican governors like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas play games with people's lives to throw red meat to the extremists in their party, Kasich and the a growing number of GOP governors put the needs of their state before their political party.

Editorial Argues That Jesus Talked About Right To Bear Arms

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.29.2013 | Media

One of the leading voices of the conservative political movement has published an editorial that argues that gun control legislation seeks to limit Am...

Jason Linkins

Ladies, The National Review Has Got The Perfect Gun For All Your Needs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

I think that if the Atlantic gets to run what amounts to advertorial content about the Church of Scientology, it's only natural that the National Revi...

Debt Ceiling Madness From National Review

Andrew Pavelyev | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media
Andrew Pavelyev

National Review Online has published an amazing editorial which advocates redefining the debt ceiling so as to exclude any borrowing necessary for ser...

Opposition to Robert Bork Was Not 'Shameful'

Asher Smith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Asher Smith

Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.