Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

Greenspan’s legacy is Ayn Rand’s

A new book by Gary Weiss details Ayn Rand’s profound influence on generations of right-wing ideologues. Her most prominent contemporary acolyte might be the smug U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, whose goals include abolishing Medicare and Social Security. However, I’m guessing … Continue reading

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NPR’s new goal — be ‘fair to the truth’

A new ethics handbook released by National Public Radio would seem to indicate the network is reacting in a positive way to persistent criticism of its “he said, she said” approach to the news. According to Jay Rosen of PressThink, … Continue reading

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