Category: Media

Halberstam’s ‘Best-Brightest’ Blunder

The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam shaped the American narrative of the Vietnam War, making it a cautionary tale about the folly of action-oriented intellectuals who surrounded President John F. Kennedy and whose hubris supposedly plunged the nation…

Mitch Daniels, Architect of US Debt Crisis

Exclusive: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is the new Republican darling of the Washington establishment, which hails him as a “fiscal conservative” who would be “serious” about addressing the nation’s staggering debt problem. But his many admirers forget to mention what…

How Fox News Outfoxes Americans

To understand how so many average Americans can be duped into embracing right-wing positions that go against their own interests, you must look at  how Fox News (and right-wing media outlets) use faux populism and phony outrage as propaganda techniques,…

In Case You Missed These Stories

Once a month, we look back at some of the previous month’s specialstories. Here’s a selection from April.

What Has Bin Laden’s Killing Wrought?

Exclusive: The U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden has created a new world of risks — and opportunities — observes Ray McGovern. May 5, 2011

From ‘Birtherism’ to Bin Laden

The 9/11 attacks deepened America’s distrust of outsiders and spurred a lust for revenge, both in the news, says Michael Winship. May 4, 2011

A Never-Ending ‘War on Terror’

The killing of Osama bin Laden may not deter some U.S. hardliners from seeking an expanded “war on terror,” notes Ivan Eland. May 3, 2011

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