Politicization process doesn’t invalidate the gender equality debate

President Obama might not care very much about kids killed in drone strikes or storm-wrecked climate change refugees, but recently, he's been vehemently reminding us that he cares a whole lot about American women. Last Tuesday, Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at addressing the gap in pay between male and female workers. … Continue reading Politicization process doesn’t invalidate the gender equality debate

Media coverage of Boston bombing encourages terror

The April 15 bomb attack on the Boston Marathon was horrific, and the murder of three people, including an 8-year-old child, is a tragedy. Unfortunately, the week of the bombing was also characterized by the undignified, salivating scramble of the media to turn the bombing into as big a tragedy as possible. To be clear: … Continue reading Media coverage of Boston bombing encourages terror

Media consolidation threatens free thought

The American media system, once hailed as the ultimate check on the powerful, has become little more than another system of corporate control. You can switch to any channel on television and hear people talking about overt government tyranny, the bullet-buying spree of the Department of Homeland Security or the slow-but-steady transformation of the country … Continue reading Media consolidation threatens free thought