Tag: media

Indulge the Other

November 2016

As the US votes, reflecting on Glenn Beck's glory days, the pursuit of power, and a burn-it-all-down approach to American government.

Ed Winstead: The Mystery Box

August 2016

The artist Jonathan Horowitz takes on presidential politics, again.

Tom Engelhardt: This Article Is Not About Donald Trump

April 2016

Just kidding! Of course it is!

Nicholas Miriello: War In The Time of Selfies

March 2016

The crudely staged terror-porn of Abu Ghraib has evolved into the highly stylized and sun-kissed wartime selfie

Robert Reich: Getting a Grip on Ebola

October 2014

Ebola is not a crisis in the United States.

Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in Washington

October 2014

America’s soundtrack of hysteria.

Tom Engelhardt: The Bermuda Triangle of National Security

April 2014

Old scripts and empty stories signal a new age."

Shooting Film

April 2014

In Not Afraid of Film Anymore, Czech artist Tomáš Svoboda examines how we have become calm observers of modern horror.

Tom Engelhardt: Ending the World the Human Way

February 2014

The story of all stories is barely in the news.

Todd Gitlin: Is the Press Too Big to Fail?

April 2013

It’s dumb journalism, stupid.

Katie Ryder: The Truth About Religious Freedom and the ACA

February 2013

Your right to swing your fist in religious practice ends when your fist reaches my nose, or uterus.

Justin Elliott: How a Government Report Spread a Questionable Claim About Iran

January 2013

Dubious sources lead to a vast overestimation of Iran's intelligence agency.

William J. Astore: Sucking Up to Military Brass

November 2012

Generals who run amuck, politicians who could care less, an “embedded” media...and us.

Richard Falk: Persisting Syrian Dilemmas

October 2012

Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.

Robert Reich: Romney the Detail Man?

October 2012

Why it's decidedly ironic that the New York Times ran a story about Romney being a man of details.

The Limits of Communication

October 2012

Political theorist Jodi Dean probes the contradictions and traps of nonstop information.

Jina Moore: Colorado, Gun Control and the Great American Malaise

July 2012

Can we afford to be this cynical?

Russ Baker: The Trayvon Effect, Americans As Tragedy Addicts

March 2012

The Trayvon Martin case is emotional, high-stakes, and has been getting a lot of attention—but should human drama drive the discourse?