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I win an argument with Blake Hounshell

The author of the New York Times's marquee political newsletter seemed perplexed: Did I really think the Times hadn't done enough to warn the public of the threats to democracy?

Coverage of Ron DeSantis shows the media has learned nothing from Trump

He is counting on mainstream journalists, once again, being so desperate to cast themselves as “impartial” that they will normalize what is effectively 21st-century American fascism.

The phrase you’re looking for is “stochastic terrorism”

Calling certain forms of violent rhetoric stochastic terrorism is essential to holding the perpetrators accountable for the tragic consequences.

Can the New York Times save itself — and us?

The Times has lost its bearings when it comes to political coverage -- at the worst possible time. The new editor, Joe Kahn, will need to betray his predecessor to put it back on course.

Still just repeating whatever Trump says? Let me rewrite that for you.

The Washington Post’s coverage of Trump's latest ludicrous statement was utterly deadpan and stenographic. But something good happened at the New York Times!

Gaslighting in the news pages of the New York Times

Republicans, Annie Karni wrote, "have been intent on rehabilitating themselves in the eyes of voters after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol last year." That's delusional.

The year accountability died

Despite the Republican Party's attempt to steal a presidential election, our elite media can't bring itself to say that the party has crossed the line.

What does the Republican Party stand for besides ‘let’s go Brandon’?

If Republicans themselves won't tell the voters about their agenda, then it's incumbent on political journalists to do it for them.

Trump looking for ‘help’ from state legislatures in 2024? Let me rewrite that for...

Trump's preparations to steal the 2024 election are beyond alarming. But an NBC News story tried to make them sound innocuous.

The sky is falling

There are existential dangers to our democracy, our way of life, and our core values.  But our top journalists seem unable to recognize that and reassess how they go about their work.