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Questions the Press Should Ask


Intimidation, retaliation and marginalizing of safety at the FDA

Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:00 EST

The email monitoring and spying at the Food and Drug Administration was aimed at suppressing the safety opinions of people whose job was to give their safety opinions. Writer Martha Rosenberg interviews Ronald Kavanagh, a former FDA reviewer.

Are the hunger wars coming?

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:00 EST

Michael Klare write that if history is any guide, rising food prices caused by drought will also lead to widespread social unrest and violent conflict.

The Fed's 2% inflation target is a cruel trap

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00 EST

Who supports it? The same economists who got us into this mess. But Tom Palley writes that the Fed's inappropriate fixation on low inflation dooms us to permanent wage stagnation and unemployment far in excess of full employment.

AT&T should be begging California for forgiveness, not regulatory relief

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

AT T wants another gift from the California legislature. Telecom activist Bruce Kushnick raises questions Californians should be asking about decades of being ripped off, instead.

Four federal spending myths that won't die

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

These stubborn myths, too often propagated rather than debunked by the mainstream media, lead to poor policy proposals based on misplaced fears.

Are regulations killing jobs? Here's how to find out.

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

NYU Law School's Institute for Policy Integrity has put out a tip sheet for reporters to get to the bottom of assertions that government regulations, such as ones by EPA, are killing jobs. And also to check on claims to the opposite – that regulations are creating jobs.

Will the reasons for the Iraq war ever be known?

Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

Tersely, Gil Cranberg links the voluminous findings in the Penn State probe into the Sandusky sex scandal to the failure – and circumscription – of a government inquiry into the possibly illegal invasion of Iraq, and the very costly war there.

The primary documents of torture, now with meta tags

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

The ACLU's new Torture Database now makes it easy for the public -- and reporters -- to search through over 100,000 pages of documents related to the Bush administration's rendition, detention, and interrogation policies and practices.

There's a class war, all right. Guess who's winning.

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

Noted journalist Phil Meyer calls on reporters to follow the example of Barlett and Steele and see the patterns, the underlying structures that created and are perpetuating so much inequality.

Lessons on covering politics from the late David Foster Wallace

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

Rule One in covering the presidential campaign, writes Henry Banta, has been to not allow information – even important information – to trump the entertainment factor, especially not in economics reporting. Time to do away with Rule One, Banta says, and stop fearing boredom.

Art and Life

Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

A photographer, in Turkey, takes a moment for reflection.

The press needs to expose the siege of democracy, not abet it

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

John Hanrahan writes: ‘We have become overly fearful, willing to surrender many core freedoms for the illusion of absolute security…We as a nation are less free than we were 11 years ago. And the mainstream press needs to say so, needs to explore this in news articles, as well as editorially and on the op-ed pages and in the broadcast media.'

52 years later, Gary Powers gets a medal

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 00:00 EST

The posthumous Silver Star ceremony evokes memories of the cold war for military affairs reporter George Wilson. U-2 pilot Powers was shot down high over Russia on a mission that a CIA chieftain later said never should have been undertaken in the first place.

Do we really want Iowa to be first in 2016?

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00 EST

It's not just the atrocious mistakes and the rule of the religious right that should make the GOP and the press rethink Iowa's role in presidential campaigns, it's also the events that go as planned, such as the quadrennial phony-baloney Ames Straw Poll.

What about whistleblowers? And why the big Obama turnaround on state secrets?

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:00 EST

In the last two weeks, the Obama administration announced lie-detector tests on leaking, and House members introduced a state secrets bill that Obama has notably failed to endorse. National security reporters should be asking lots of questions, and here are some of them.