Democratic debate: 6 takeaways from Las Vegas

Democratic debate: 6 takeaways from Las Vegas

(CNN)It was a victorious comeback for Hillary Clinton, a front-runner who has been on the downswing. The former secretary of state and first lady, who once came within a few cracks of shattering the glass ceiling to win a major party’s presidential nomination, stepped on to a debate stage once more Tuesday night. But this



(CNN)Hillary Clinton delivered a poised, polished performance in the campaign’s first Democratic presidential debate, firmly defending herself against claims that she flip flops for political gain and likely quelling nerves in her own party after a stumbling start. Her confident demeanor on the debate stage in Las Vegas may also dampen speculation that there is

Maintaining Neutrality In The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

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George Orwell and Karl Kraus: Two Sides of the Same Argument Against Political Euphemism

Reviewing Jonathan Franzen’s book The Kraus Project, the German poet Michael Hoffmann argues that people call the Austrian satirist, Karl Kraus, brilliant, “though it’s sometimes said with a there-now-go-away-please undertone”. By that Hoffman implies that people all too freely bestow the title of genius on the fin-de-si?cle Viennese journalist, because they do not fully comprehend

The Myth of Mainstream Media Bias

Erstwhile veep candidate-cum-pundit-for-hire Sarah Palin recently challenged news organizations to stop “pretending” to be objective and owe up to their alleged left-wing political inclinations, calling out Politico and CNN by name, but apparently referring to the entire industry, that vast, undifferentiated blob of commentary and reportage she consistently calls the “lamestream” media. This is not

Alex Seitz-Wald: It’s A Conspiracy!

As part of 92Y’s partnership with, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about conspiracism and the top stories that are really conspiracy theories. Alex started off explaining the vaccine conspiracy theory that links giving children vaccines with autism. Alex warned us about the danger this conspiracy