Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 13, 2013 | Blog

Some of the claims ostensibly respectable figures on the right make about the law, without any shame, are simply mind boggling. Continue reading

Illustrations by Joe Fournier
October 11, 2013 | Blog

Just looking at the rank-and-file members of the “suicide caucus” is like focusing on the marionette rather than the puppet-master. Who’s pulling the strings? Continue reading

Illustrations by Joe Fournier
October 11, 2013

In the wake of Citizens United a well-funded network of conservative groups has arisen that has the ability to make the lives of Republicans who seek compromise very, very difficult. Continue reading

NSA Phone Records
October 11, 2013 | Blog

The Committee to Protect Journalists says this administration is the least accessible to journalists in decades. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters as he emerges from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 10, 2013 | Blog

While it’s true that over the years Democrats have inched to the left, the GOP has lurched to the right. It’s a story that some journalists are uncomfortable reporting. Continue reading

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., walks out of the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 7, 2013 | Blog

The NYT reports that a who’s who of conservative activists headed by deep-pocketed funders have planned for months to trigger a budgetary showdown as a last-gasp effort to kill off Obamacare. Continue reading

Coaster In Ocean
October 7, 2013 | Blog

When it comes to climate change, there is not paper enough on this planet to properly scale up the story to the right size. Continue reading

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber as the House of Representatives works into the night on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 30, 2013 | Blog

Why it’s wrong for the media to portray this unprecedented legislative extortion as typical partisan negotiations. Continue reading

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 26, 2013 | Blog

American Legacy, a super PAC co-chaired by Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, has raised a lot of money, but hasn’t doled out funds to candidates. Continue reading

An armed officer who said he is with the Department of Defense, works near the gate at the Washington Navy Yard, closed to all but essential personnel the day after a gunman launched an attack inside the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 17, 2013 | Blog

When a drunken fan runs onto a baseball field during a game, broadcasters always cut away to a shot of the crowd, or of the players milling around in the dugout. Contrast that with how the media reacts to mass shootings, like this week’s killings at the D.C. Naval Yard — they devote days of relentless and sensational coverage teasing out every detail of the lives of the perpetrators. Continue reading

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a news conference at Tiffany and Co. in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 16, 2013 | Perspectives

The hugely profitable NFL is throwing its weight around to keep information about the dangerous side effects of concussions under wraps. Continue reading

September 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Dave Zirin offers a unique and provocative voice in the world of sports journalism showing how inextricably linked sports and politics are in our lives. Continue reading

Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, goes down and is injured during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Hopkins, Houston's first-round pick, left the game with what the team says is a head injury. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
September 13, 2013 | Blog

As the evidence mounts, and the lawsuits keep coming in, some on the right are spinning football’s concussion problem away. Continue reading

Hilary Rosen on CNN
September 10, 2013 | Blog

Plenty of pundits play the role of partisan warriors in cable TV studios. But that’s not their real job — or at least not the one where they likely make their real money. Continue reading

Syria President Bashar al-Assad. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Updated September 11, 2013 | Blog
Articles guaranteed to give you a better grasp of what's happening in Syria.
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