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To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad. Eric Alterman#Age 79
Eric Alterman#Age 79
One of the many, many salutary aspects of Barack Obama's impending presidential nomination is the sea change his victory marks in the battle for the mind-set of the American foreign policy establishment. Eric Alterman#Change 69
Eric Alterman#Change 69
The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics - just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems. Eric Alterman#Politics 67
Eric Alterman#Politics 67
While history never repeats itself, political patterns do. Eric Alterman#History 63
Eric Alterman#History 63
Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class. Eric Alterman#Science 61
Eric Alterman#Science 61
Americans have always evinced some distrust of government, but the current situation has exacerbated this to a degree that may be unprecedented. Eric Alterman#Government 61
Eric Alterman#Government 61
Newspaper companies are losing advertisers, readers, market value, and, in some cases, their sense of mission at a pace that would have been barely imaginable just four years ago. Eric Alterman#Barely 60
Eric Alterman#Barely 60
I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column. Eric Alterman#Air 58
Eric Alterman#Air 58
Half the U.S. population owns barely 2 percent of its wealth, putting the United States near Rwanda and Uganda and below such nations as pre-Arab Spring Tunisia and Egypt when measured by degrees of income inequality. Eric Alterman#Barely 51
Eric Alterman#Barely 51
Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries over the morality of targeted assassinations - a technique that the Israelis use with some frequency - without ever reaching anything approaching consensus. Eric Alterman#Anything 50
Eric Alterman#Anything 50
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