The bizarre, two-year habit of anthropomorphizing a non-sentient virus shows how much American politics is defined by martial language, spite…
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Media hysteria around “rising crime” works because it touches on something real: a palpable increase in visible human suffering. What matters is how we…
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No institutions lie more consistently, with less pushback, than police departments. Perhaps after the latest high-profile police narrative falls apart…
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There are key questions mainstream journalists have yet to ask. They probably should before Prop 47 is repealed and more faceless Black and Brown kids…
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An object lesson in how routinely corrupt "national security" reporting is.
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Safe consumption sites and drug toolkits are an unqualified good that will save lives. Liberal media needs to combat the latest right-wing panic with…
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Michelle Goldberg crosses the line from good-faith debates about tactics into victim-blaming the targets of reactionary violence for the existence of…
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When crime rises in large cities it’s because of liberal decay and Soft on Crime DAs. When murders increase at the same rate in rural areas, for US…
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The Norms aren’t working. In their place we must embrace the dreaded “i” word.
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It wasn't your imagination: From ER to Beverly Hills, 90210, the Office of National Drug Control Policy subsidized major network TV shows in exchange…
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An uptick in murders and a full-blown media panic has all but killed reform efforts. It’s important to understand this quick and cynical backlash never…
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One wants to avoid a Great Man theory of history, or a cult of personality. But heroes—folk or otherwise—are an essential part of successful mass…
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