July 2012 Archive


Brooks Is Bored

By Marie Burns: In today's New York Times, David Brooks declares this year's presidential race “the dullest campaign ever.” We have two candidates with drastically competing ...


Why a Fake NYT Op-Ed Shouldn’t Hurt WikiLeaks’ Credibility

By Kevin Gosztola: A fake opinion editorial that was supposedly by former New York Times editor-in-chief Bill Keller circulated on Sunday, July 29, with many people initially believing it ...


The Toll of Drone Wars…on U.S Pilots

By Peter Hart: There are plenty of worthwhile things media could try to tell us about U.S. drone wars. But does the world need another uncritical ...

Jayson Blair and Jonah Lehrer

Jayson Blair: Jonah Lehrer’s Story Reminds Me Of My Own

By David Daley: An interview with Jayson Blair, the New York Times reporter who resigned amid scandal in 2003, when plagiarism and fabrication were discovered in his stories.

Algebra Tutor

Andrew Hacker on the Supposed Superfluousness of Algebra

By Samir Chopra: An Op-Ed titled ‘Is Algebra necessary’ is bound to provoke reaction. So, here I am, reacting to Andrew Hacker’s anti-algebra screed (New York Times, July ...

Bill Keller

The Things Bill Keller Doesn’t Have to Worry About

By Charles P. Pierce: Those of us — like me and Newt Gingrich — who thought the SuperCommittee was a stupid idea, and who also recall that ...

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Bill Keller Wants to Take Away Your Social Security and Is Either Too Ignorant or Dishonest to Acknowledge that He Is Not a Typical Baby Boomer

By Dean Baker: The effort by the rich to take away Social Security keeps building momentum. Today Bill Keller urges his fellow baby boomers: "FELLOW boomers, we have ...

Bill Keller

WikiLeaks Claims Responsibility for Fake Bill Keller Column, Citing Donation Ban

By Ed Pilkington: WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing site set up by Julian Assange, has claimed that it was behind the fake opinion piece circulating on the internet under the name of Bill Keller, columnist and former executive editor of the New York Times.

Bill Keller Tweet

The Curative Powers of the Internet

By Glenn Greenwald: Late last night, shortly before going to sleep, I saw links on Twitter to what purported to be — and what certainly looked and read like a new Op-Ed...


Can We Get Beyond Dualism, Statistical or Otherwise?

By Daniel Lende and Greg Downey: This NYT Sunday Op-Ed "Did Your Brain Make You Do It?" opens, "Are you responsible for your behavior if your ...

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