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Assange Case Shows Support for Free Speech Depends on Who’s Talking

Rather than blasting Ecuador for trampling Assange’s right to free expression, media have responded with silence, distortions--even smirks.

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Restricting Election Reporting to Issues That Don’t Matter

The campaign the voters see depends very much on which aspects news media choose to cover.

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Audrey Sasson on Antisemitism and Resistance

There's a worldview that connects Jews, black and brown people, and immigrants in coalitions that recognize their shared vulnerability.

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‘Moderation’ and the Midterms

Media always advise Democrats to “move to the right”—win or lose. But did the 2018 midterms really demonstrate the virtues of moderation?

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‘The American People Overwhelmingly Oppose Cuts to Social Security’

"The question of whether to expand or cut Social Security is a matter of values... If we want to expand benefits, we can do so responsibly."

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Negin Owliaei on Ballot Initiatives, Liz OuYang on 2020 Census

We need to think about not just who "won" the 2018 midterms, but about how we locate electoral politics in our efforts to change the world.

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Financial Press Cheers Election of Fascist in Brazil

Faced with the choice of center-left reformers and outright fascist candidates, the financial press once again made its decision clear.

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The Needle and the Damage Done

It doesn’t take much to turn “objective” data journalism into rank speculation, as the whipsawing Election Night media narrative shows.

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Blaming ‘Both Sides’ for Hate Plays Into Hands of Right-Wing Media

The political violence whipped up by the GOP was treated by many in corporate media as part of an ongoing duel between left and right.

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Pittsburgh in the Jewish Press: Solidarity or Bothsidesism

“Bothsidesism” holds that in order to condemn right-wing anti-Jewish violence, one most come up with a reason to bash the left as well.

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‘Charleston and Tree of Life Are Connected Struggles’

"We need to double down on what we have been doing, which is building multiracial coalition.... The only way through this is together."

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