links for 2009-03-28

  • "They actually work to keep reality from us, whether it's the truth of money in politics, the social costs of 'free trade,' growing inequality, the resegregation of our public schools, or the devastating onward march of environmental deregulation."

    "What Jefferson was applauding was the newspapers' capacity as a forum for debate (and sometimes slander), not exposé."

    "Even an excellent newspaper carries only a few articles each day that could honestly be said to nurture the democratic way."