The Media’s New Climate Denial

The Media’s New Climate Denial

What planet does Big Media think it’s living on? Over 300,000 people filled the streets of New York City in September as part of the worldwide People’s Climate March, a stirring call for action on global warming. But if you watched TV news that day, you...
Obama’s Mythical Retreat from Military Force

Obama’s Mythical Retreat from Military Force

Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. war to themselves. For many pundits and (mostly) Republican politicians, the...
Making Out Like Bandits

Making Out Like Bandits

It seems like almost every week brings news about Wall Street’s latest sins. “JPMorgan Is Penalized $2 Billion Over Madoff,” blared one recent New York Times headline, when the paper explained that Bernie Madoff, the infamous Ponzi scheme con artist,...
Grand Bargain or Raw Deal?

Grand Bargain or Raw Deal?

Following the government shutdown drama, politicians in Washington appear hopelessly divided, according to conventional wisdom. Fair enough. But there’s at least one area where many politicians from both of the major parties agree — and many of the TV talking...
Actually, It Is About You

Actually, It Is About You

Unless you’re a politician or a star athlete, the news of the day is rarely about your life. But sometimes, the media is buzzing quite specifically about you. Are you part of that conversation? Nope. That kind of treatment is reserved for people who lack...