The Emperor’s New News and Why Millennials Love Jon Stewart

Millennials love Jon Stewart, and sometimes it’s hard for the Fox-News-loyal parents and grandparents of Millennials to understand the appeal. First, Jon Stewart would not exist if CNN and Fox News didn’t exist. It is only because of their particularly hard-lined, agenda-framed, news-menu approach that Jon Stewart has any material—and any audience. The thing is, Fox News and CNN are both jokes. The problem is they don’t realize it. And neither does their audience. But aside from this Read more […]

Is the US the Biggest Threat to Middle East Stability?

An opinion piece in Forbes by Doug Bandow claims that the biggest threat to Middle East stability is actually the intrusive involvement of the US military: The situation is serious, but Washington policy is almost beyond parody. Announced Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. was “not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines, international boundaries and other countries.” This from a government which routinely bombs, invades, Read more […]