October 2012 Archive

The Arc of the Moral Universe Bends toward Justice — and Small Children

By Marie Burns: On the same day the New York Times editorial board published an enthusiastic endorsement of President Obama in his bid for re-election, the ...

The Maury Levy Method of Journalism

By Stephen Roblin: Fiction can function as a mirror by helping us see things in ourselves that natural perspective obscures. The mirror effect can take place on a social level too. A good example is the classic HBO drama, The Wire. As anyone familiar with the drama should expect, whatever it may reflect about U.S. society and institutions is bound to be grim.

Higher Household Debt Primarily Means Fewer Foreclosures

By Dean Baker: The NYT badly misinterpreted data suggesting that household debt may soon be rising again. The NYT noted the fact that households may be taking on ...