To Gary, Walter Cronkite

Remembering the Day I Met Walter Cronkite

Commentary By Gary Kopycinski "Youth is wasted on the young." – George Bernard Shaw That’s what Mr. O’Neill used to tell us in grade school. It was one of his favorite sayings. We’re told the quote originated with George Bernard Shaw, but, as far as I’m concerned, Mr. O’Neill said[Read More…]

Recovering the Mental Health of Illinois

Commentary By Mark Heyrman and N’Dana Carter The Illinois legislature recently called for a special session after Governor Quinn vetoed the proposed “doomsday budget” passed by the House and Senate. This budget would have drastically cut mental health services. State legislators now have the chance to reconsider their priorities and[Read More…]

Dahr Jamail

The Dirty War in Iraq

by Dahr Jamail T r u t h o u t On Friday, June 12, Harith al-Obaidi, leader of the Iraqi Accordance Front, the largest Sunni bloc in the Iraqi Parliament, was shot dead outside a mosque just minutes after giving a sermon condemning the Maliki government for human rights[Read More…]

Nets Silent on Sexism of Anonymous Quotes Graham Used

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)– On their July 14 evening news broadcasts, both ABC’s World News and NBC’s Nightly News reported Sen. Lindsey Graham’s citation of anonymous criticism of Judge Sonia Sotomayor published in theAlmanac of the Federal Judiciary without noting that Sotomayor’s colleague on the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge[Read More…]

Mika Brzezinski’s ‘Real Americans’ Elitism

CommentaryBy Jamison Foser Even after landslide victories for the Democrats in the 2008 and 2006 elections (not to mention the fact that a Democrat has won the popular vote in four of the past five presidential elections), MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski still insists that “real Americans” are conservative. Brzezinski says the[Read More…]