‘Many in the media jettisoned caution–and the presumption of innocence–in their coverage of an alleged rape by Duke lacrosse players, and were too slow to correct the record as the case unraveled….


“We’re all gonna rock to the rules that I make/I wanna be elected”-Alice Cooper, “Elected” Every four years, we get Coke vs. Pepsi. McDonald’s vs. Burger King. MasterCard vs. Visa. Letterman vs….



‘AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Sept. 3 — President Bush, making an unannounced visit to this isolated and well-fortified air base in Anbar province, said Monday that continued gains in security in Iraq…


‘When financial markets are as volatile as they are right now, with stock and bond prices plummeting and soaring in a manic-depressive fashion, it’s natural for the media to seek out gurus…



‘The Sunday Times of London is reporting that the Pentagon has plans for three days of massive air strikes against 1,200 targets in Iran. Last week, Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and…





‘Nahr Al-Bared, Lebanon – Lebanese military helicopters flew low Monday over the smoking ruins of this Palestinian refugee camp as soldiers scoured the nearby countryside for remnants of the Al Qaeda-inspired group…



Podcasts are usually ongoing projects that go on posting indefinitely. The Cognitive Dissonance podcast was to be an experiment with a definite creative lifecycle. transmission VI adds video. This represents the final…



‘In the past few years, we’ve seen U.S. postage stamps bearing the image of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez – all hard-core revolutionaries who spent their lives challenging…


‘Sunday’s Thrashfest supposedly started at 4 p.m., but things didn’t get underway until well after six. Of the nine bands billed, two didn’t show, and the sequencing of those that did left…


‘It is as you’ve always suspected: Rob Zombie’s house is way cooler than yours. For one thing, the punk/metal god turned filmmaker has a 12-foot stuffed polar bear in his living room….






‘"The nuclear doomsday machine." It’s a Cold War term that has long seemed obsolete. ‘And even back then, the "doomsday machine" was regarded as a scary conjectural fiction. Not impossible to create


‘For all his celebrity on the academic and activist left, Noam Chomsky, the linguist turned gadfly, goes all but unnoticed inside the Capital Beltway. And this neglect, according to Chomsky’s new collection…


‘American politics has been hijacked by a tiny coterie of right-wing economic extremists, some of them ideological zealots, others merely greedy, a few of them possibly insane. The scope of their triumph…


‘Two of Britain’s major high street retailers launched inquiries last night into allegations that factory workers who make their clothes in India are being paid as little as 13p per hour for…