December 2012 Archive


What NYT Ignores about Egypt’s Morsi and the Constituent Assembly

By Michael M'Gehee: In Kareem Fahim's article yesterday, "Egyptian Judges Break Ranks to Support Morsi Vote Request," the New York Times avoids addressing the ongoing issue of President Morsi's power grabbing decree in a fair and balanced manner. There is no look into whether Morsi has a point that the courts are packed with Mubarak-era judges looking to throw kinks into the forming of a new constitution and democratic government.


Bradley Manning & The Times, Part II

By Murray Polner: My copy of the Friday, Nov.30 New York Times arrived late. Since I knew that Pvt. Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing was already underway ...

Laptop Seizures by US Government Highlight 9/11-Era Climate of Fear

By Glenn Greenwald: Whenever I speak about the systematic abridgment of basic rights in the post-9/11 era, there is a point I try to make that is quite elusive yet, in my view, of unparalleled significance in understanding the implications of allowing this to happen.

We Can’t All Be Royals

By E.J. Graff: I know you can hardly stand the excitement: Princess Kate is preggers! Finally, the QEII can step out of service, passing off the baton—er, scepter—in a way that skips right past her reprobate son. Finally, she has a new generation in line that understands the royal job: Get married, reproduce, and stay honorably married.

Illustration by DonkeyHotey for The Politics Blog (Based on Images from the AP)

Our Mr. Brooks Bargains Grandly

By Charles P. Pierce: Moral Hazard, the Irish setter owned for photo-op purposes by the New York Times columnist David Brooks, was having himself a peaceable ...

It’s Time For The Media To Talk About Zionism

By Philip Weiss: Last week, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan characterized me as "the anti-Zionist Jewish-American journalist who writes about the Middle East." That's my reputation; I can't take exception to her words. But when Sullivan quoted Jeffrey Goldberg...