Reading Time: 2 minutes As we enter yet another presidential election season, let’s consider the 1986 message from the band Timbuk 3, that “Presidential elections are planned distractions.” Is that just clever rhyming, or is there something to it?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The New York Times is embarrassingly slow off the mark to investigate the best-selling author it promoted. And its columnists? Read and weep.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Watch out Taliban, here comes Sesame Street. A tough mushroom makes a tougher bumper. And welcome a microscopic friend.
Reading Time: 6 minutes If we care about Greg Mortenson’s credibility, do we also care about the credibility of those who sold us on Mortenson—and the military agenda behind him?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The leadership in Egypt is in jail, and bravo, says our Paper of Record. Meanwhile, back home, our counterpart establishment is doing just fine, thanks.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the New York Daily News, columnist Stanley Crouch stresses the significance of health insurance p.r. executive Wendell Potter’s defection to the health care reform movement. Potter is now working with the Center for Media and Democracy to counter industry propaganda and reveal the internal workings of the business. Whistleblowers are indispensable in the battle Read More