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  1. The Kicker

    Mission of Burma

    September 28, 2007 12:46 PM

    As the Burmese military juanta continues its violent crackdown on demonstrators, one casualty in the clashes was veteran Japanese Journalist Kenji Nagai, who was murdered by a Burmese soldier yesterday in a shooting that was caught on tape.... Continue reading

  2. Behind the News

    ‘Everything would just go black’

    June 11, 2007 11:56 AM

    A warning: if you haven't seen the series finale The Sopranos, don't read on... The final episode comes to us in the wake of abundant hype as to whether or not Tony would get "whacked." Dead Tony or... Continue reading

  3. Behind the News

    As You Read This, Cheney is Watching You

    June 7, 2007 12:16 PM

    Yesterday, former deputy attorney general James B. Comey offered testimony claiming that Vice President Dick Cheney told officials in the Justice Department of his disagreement to their objections expressed toward a surveillance program in 2004. According to the Washington Post,... Continue reading

  4. Behind the News

    Blog Report: The Republican debate

    June 6, 2007 12:25 PM

    The third GOP debate is finished, and the winner is...? Nobody. Bloggers on both sides agreed that, while many of the candidates were able to express themselves articulately and crank out a few decent sound bites, nobody really distinguished themselves... Continue reading

  5. Behind the News

    Kyoto, and the dangers of traveling with TB

    June 1, 2007 01:25 PM

    Another day, another battle in the political blogosphere. Today, conservative bloggers are accusing National Public Radio and the Associated Press of, yes, misrepresenting facts. In a segment on president Bush's new call for the world to set goals tackling climate... Continue reading

  6. Behind the News

    Blogs Heat Up over Global Warming

    May 31, 2007 12:16 PM

    This morning, NPR broadcast an interview in which Michael Griffin, Bush-appointed Administrator of the NASA, stated that he did not believe climate change was a problem. His statements were less a denial of climate change and more an assertion that... Continue reading

  7. Behind the News

    The “Law & Order” candidate

    May 30, 2007 12:48 PM

    Next week, Arthur Branch, the District Attorney of New York County, will be forming a short-term "testing-the-waters" committee to assess his potential as a candidate for GOP nomination. Wait a minute...did I say Arthur Branch? Must've gotten celebrity television and... Continue reading

  8. Behind the News

    Bloggers dissect Sheehan

    May 29, 2007 11:46 AM

    On Memorial Day, Cindy Sheehan tendered her resignation letter to the anti-war movement, saying that she felt rejection and rebuke on both sides of the political aisle. She writes: "When I started to hold the Democratic Party... Continue reading

  9. Behind the News

    Blogging on war spending

    May 25, 2007 01:25 PM

    Thursday night, Congress approved a war spending bill that would call for continued financial support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan through September, without stipulating a timetable for troop withdrawal. Instead, a compromise was reached to set particular benchmarks on... Continue reading

  10. Behind the News

    Olbermann stirs the pot

    May 24, 2007 12:32 PM

    Keith Olbermann, in one of his "special comment" features last night, expressed immense disappointment in the failure on the part of all branches of government to withdraw American troops from Iraq. He argues that "few men or women elected... Continue reading

  11. Behind the News

    A Subversive Press? Covert Operations in Iran

    May 23, 2007 12:21 PM

    Tuesday night, chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross at ABC News reported on a new covert, "non-lethal" program aimed at Iran has received secret approval from President Bush. This story breaks just before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is... Continue reading

  12. Bio

    Eric Hirsch

    Eric Hirsch is a Columbia Journalism Review intern.

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