Our Press Freedom is under Fire

Our Press Freedom is under Fire

Yes, the truth Will set us free; But it’s not found On NBC. Freedom of the press, that inspired rallying cry of our democracy, is becoming a poignant memory. In its latest ranking of how such freedoms stack up worldwide, Reporters Without Borders ranked the...
U.S. Torturers are Still Awaiting Arrest

U.S. Torturers are Still Awaiting Arrest

Treat ’em harshly, Go to town! There’s no court To bring us down. Torture isn’t a good subject to fail on one’s moral report card. If you’re an individual, St. Peter is likely to take a dim view. If you’re a nation, it can cost you...
This Economy Stinks Worse than You Think

This Economy Stinks Worse than You Think

David Kocieniewski just won the Pulitzer Prize for his in-depth reporting on the loopholes that the richest Americans and corporations routinely exploit to minimize their tax bills. Congratulations to him! But most of his counterparts covering economics and business...
The Great White Mancave

The Great White Mancave

For years, researchers have parsed the nation’s top op-ed sections and deemed them to be too male and too white. With this problem so openly acknowledged, you’d think that there’d be some improvement. Well, you’d be wrong. The media reform...
Dodging the Media on the Campaign Trail

Dodging the Media on the Campaign Trail

If you’re a political candidate these days, the name of the game is to talk to your “target audience” apparently without answering questions from them — or, God forbid, from a journalist. Take Mitt Romney’s recent visit to Colorado, prior...