How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its ‘Vietnam syndrome’

In the years after Vietnam, some members of the political and military establishment want to use military force without feeling hamstrung by the possibility of public opposition. But going to war is arguably one of the most important decisions a country can make…

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How Conservatives Manipulated the Mainstream Media to Give Us President Trump

August 22, 2017 by Eric Alterman This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Two rules journalists live by: Keep things simple and straightforward and be fair to “both sides.” The first rule has always been with us, and it has many salutary aspects, but as journalism has evolved it has come to serve different purposes&helli

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Let’s expose everyday climate denial. Here’s how

Trump’s climate stance is blatant and extreme but just as damaging is the daily denial that goes unchallenged, from airport expansion to pub patio heaters. A first step to change is to call it out #DailyClimateDenial

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president

Headline samples show US mainstream media effectively blacklists Green Party in election coverage

Media coverage statistics for election 2016

By Shawn Gay June 28, 2016 El Paso, Texas, USA The mainstream media outlets in the United States continue to offer essentially no coverage of third party campaigns this election year. In particular, the Green Party coverage is next to zero. A sampling this morning (June 28, 2016) of eight news and news aggregate sites, Google News, Bing … Read moreHeadline samples show US mainstream media effectively blacklists Green Party in election coverage