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‘All the Police Have to Do Is Utter Those Five Magic Words’
June 26th, 2017, 04:25 PM
"We have to do something within the courts to try to offset this bias that is automatically given to law enforcement."
After US-Backed Bombing Sparks Famine in Yemen, WaPo Editor Insists ‘US Not the Problem’
June 26th, 2017, 04:25 PM
Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Jackson Diehl took a massive, human rights-violating catastrophe—the US-assisted Saudi bombing of Yemen for the past two-and-a-half years, and the massive famine it’s caused—and somehow turned it into a write-up on how good and noble the United States is.
When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left
June 23rd, 2017, 04:25 PM
The New York Times' Thomas Edsall declares "the end of left and right as we knew them." But how well did he know them?
NYT’s New ‘Reader Center’ Already Proving a Step Backward in Accountability
June 23rd, 2017, 04:25 PM
Yesterday, the Times published the first installment of the paper’s new “Reader Center,” the ostensible replacement to the public editor, and, not surprisingly, it thoroughly underwhelmed.
Ronnie Dunn on Philando Castile, Stacy Mitchell on Amazon/Whole Foods
June 23rd, 2017, 04:25 PM
What does the Castile case tell us about the limits of the law in delivering justice for African-Americans killed by law enforcement, and what are some of the other fronts we need to fight on to push for that justice?
Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War
June 22nd, 2017, 04:25 PM
One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are negative consequences, like civilian deaths, it’s simply a matter of bumbling around without much plan or purpose.
‘Millions of People Will Lose Their Coverage Under Whatever Comes Out’
June 22nd, 2017, 04:25 PM
"The public is thirsting for more information. I think they are not being fooled one bit about the spin and all this sort of stuff that’s going on.... What they want to know is how these changes are going to affect them."
Eager for World War III on MSNBC
June 21st, 2017, 04:25 PM
The US hasn't done "a very good job pushing Russia out of the way," said MSNBC's Jeremy Bash, implying it would be a good idea to target a country that only months ago was reported by Newsweek to have a bomb that could flatten Texas.
To Defeat Transparency, NYPD Turns to Journalist-Turned-Cop-Turned-Journalist-Turned-Cop
June 21st, 2017, 04:25 PM
The biggest, most resourced police department in the world likes to work in the shadows. You want to question that? You're probably a terrorist enabler.
Wishful Thinking in Defense of Democrats’ Pro-Business Politics
June 20th, 2017, 04:25 PM
Jonathan Chait's argument is that the voters who switched from Obama to Trump had conservative social views—so if Democrats need to do anything to win in 2020, they should move to the right on race and immigration policy.