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A Laurel to the AP

For exposing one of Medicare’s biggest holes

The press has pretty much ignored Medicare over the past year, largely because the politicians have ignored it too. Media... More

Report from the Tupperware Circuit, Part II

The public vents, the press takes notice

Before Christmas, we urged the press to cover the community meetings called by Obama’s health chief Tom Daschle in order... More

Best of 2008: Trudy Lieberman

Lieberman picks her top stories from 2008

1) Health Care on the Mississippi By showing how real people would fare under the proposals of both candidates, the... More

Excluded Voices Archive

An archive of all entries in Trudy Lieberman’s “Excluded Voices” series

Here are the links to every entry in Trudy Lieberman’s “Excluded Voices” series, in descending order. 08/18/09: Excluded Voices -... More

Report from the Tupperware Circuit

A laurel to the Marion (Ohio) Star

On Friday, we urged reporters to attend the community listening sessions called for by Tom Daschle, the President-elect’s health chief.... More

Health Care Flashpoints

Whither the public plan option?

Over the next few years, health reform will succeed or fail based on a few major flashpoints that will shape... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part III

Special interest groups masquerade as ordinary citizens

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Only in America

Insurance for the insured who become uninsured

During the campaign, as the candidates sparred over health care, it became clear that the reform they had in mind... More

Did the Press Hear What We Heard?

The media bury some important news on Obama’s health plan

Barack Obama wants to do something about the health care mess, and soon. He said so at his press conference... More

Some Good Health Coverage at Local Papers

Laurels in El Paso, Dayton, and Colorado Springs

In an age when newspapers are supposed to be dying, and small papers are supposed to be dead by now... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part II

What lurks under the insurers’ gesture of friendship?

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Conseco Redux

What lessons does the Pennsylvania insurance mess have for health reform?

My colleague Ryan Chittum called attention this week to the maneuver by Conseco Senior Health Insurance Co. to rid itself... More

Baucus Watch, Part III

Montana reporter digs deep into the senator’s white paper

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

Let’s Hear It for Penalizing the Uninsured

The Daily Oklahoman passes along some suggestions

It would have been really, really nice had the Daily Oklahoman given a few more details about suggestions made by... More

Who Will Be at the Table? Part I

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Who Will Be at the Table?

Drug companies eye a large chair

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised his cheering crowds that, when he rolled up his sleeves to work on health... More

Health Care Lessons From California

Arnold offers his wisdom on reform

Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger offered Barack Obama a helping hand. While he hadn’t... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Excluded Voices

An interview with Theodore Marmor

The health care discussion of the past year has been remarkable for the narrow range of ideas and opinions that... More

Baucus Watch, Part II

What’s really inside the senator’s health-care white paper?

As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus holds the keys to health-care reform; any health-care legislation must... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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