News Genius gives new tools for correcting the New York Times's deeply pro-Israel bias, as in a March 31 Isabel Kershner report on reactions to Israeli occupation soldier Elor Azarya's filmed murder of a wounded Palestinian.
Jan. 16, 1991: 25 years ago tonight, protesters in San Francisco speak out against the first US invasion of Iraq while others blockade the University Ave. I-80 overpass in Berkeley. Look for me yelling “Peace now!” against a row of CHP in riot gear for a few seconds starting at 1:49.
"In conservation circles, the suggestion lately is that encouraging consumers to eat small fish might, ironically enough, be the best way to save them." John Donohue reports on Sustainable Seafood Week for The New Yorker.
We're not going to solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem this morning, WNYC public radio host Brian Lehrer told listeners Monday at the close of his all-Jewish discussion with NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren and Time columnist Joe Klein about the Netanyahu victory aftermath. They might have come a little closer if his guests had included a Palestinian instead of two Zionists. Klein called Netanyahu's race-baiting Election Day speech ...
My analysis about how Bernie Sanders let down the antiwar movement by refusing to seriously challenge Hillary Clinton's foreign policy, and may have doomed his campaign as a result. Side note: how interesting that in 2016 the GOP will nominate a candidate who opposed the Iraq war while Democrats will pick one who voted for it.
No, Americans don't all admire Donald Trump or want another Middle East ground invasion. On +Elizabeth Spiers' great new site Everup, I run down some of the tricks pollsters and the media use to manipulate how you see public opinion.