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Jack Mirkinson is a writer living in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @jackmirkinson.
Hillary and Trump's Crushing New York Victories Proved One Thing: The System Is in Shreds
Posted on: Apr 20, 2016, Source: Salon
The New York primary was a reminder that these systems are run by self-interested parties and that voting laws taint the results.
This Is Even More Dangerous Than Trump: Why the Islamophobia Driving His Campaign Is Only Going to Get Worse
Posted on: Apr 6, 2016, Source: Salon
While Donald Trump's electoral fortunes have waned recently, the racism he's stoked has proven to be universal.
The Media’s Biggest 2016 Failure Isn’t Donald Trump: It’s Ignoring the ‘Profound Crisis’ of Climate Change
Posted on: Apr 3, 2016, Source: Salon
The clip of Hillary arguing with a protester is somehow the biggest climate story of 2016. The media must do better.
The Clash of Trump, Bernie and Hillary Is About to Create a Huge Political Circus in New York
Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: Salon
The unexpectedly fierce presidential nominating contests are rolling through the Empire State this week.
North Carolina’s Repugnant New Anti-LGBT Law Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg
Posted on: Mar 25, 2016, Source: Salon
An odious new movement to demonize queer people is afoot in statehouses across the country.
NBC's Coverage of the Brussels Attack Was Stunningly Irresponsible
Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: Salon
The "Today" show talked to Trump and Clinton about the Brussels attack, and lived down to our expectations.
Why Obama's Supreme Court Nomination of Merrick Garland Is so Surprising—and Frustrating
Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: Salon
Tapping the centrist judge tests the limits of GOP intransigence and reflects Obama's fixation on compromise.
This Is the Establishment's Worst Nightmare: What Bernie & Donald's Stunning New Hampshire Wins Really Mean
Posted on: Feb 10, 2016, Source: Salon
One is a Democratic Socialist, the other a xenophobic blowhard—but they've both sent shockwaves through the system.
Hillary Never Saw This Coming: Why the Democratic Primary Has Become a Battle—and Why It’s Going to Get Worse
Posted on: Jan 31, 2016, Source: Salon
After months, even years, of buildup, voters will finally begin to weigh in. This is going to be very interesting.
Rahm Emanuel’s Catastrophic Downfall: Why It Should Be a Much Bigger Deal for Hillary Clinton
Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: Salon
Chicago's mayor has been embroiled in a horrifying police-abuse scandal. This should be front-page news nationwide.
This Is Why You Don’t Mess With Hillary Clinton: How the GOP’s Benghazi Crusade Just Crashed and Burned
Posted on: Oct 23, 2015, Source: Salon
If you're trying to score a political win against an opponent as formidable as Hillary, here's what *not* to do.
Journalism is Too Hard for Hollywood: Dan Rather, George W. Bush & the Misunderstood Media Scandal of the Century
Posted on: Oct 18, 2015, Source: Salon
A decade ago, a major journalistic scandal cost Dan Rather his job. A new film doesn't seem to understand why.
The WDBJ Killings Show How Shockingly Intimate Technology Makes Murder
Posted on: Aug 26, 2015, Source: Salon
Two people were murdered on live television today. How are we as a society supposed to reckon with such mayhem?
The Plot To Destroy Shaun King: How Breitbart Turned a Ludicrous Conspiracy Theory Into National News
Posted on: Aug 22, 2015, Source: Salon
The right's campaign to take down a Black Lives Matter leader is transparently bogus. So why did CNN take the bait?
Donald Trump’s Bizarro World: How the Billionaire Blowhard Is Duping America
Posted on: Jul 23, 2015, Source: Salon
For weeks now, reporters have breathlessly tracked Trump's surging popularity. There's just one problem...
Fox News Just Fired One of Its Hosts in the Most Vicious and Humiliating Way Imaginable
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015, Source: Salon
Fox fired Bob Beckel, who is struggling with addiction, and then twisted the knife for good measure.
VIDEO: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Publicly Renounces His Opposition to Marijuana, Apologizes for 'Misleading' Public
Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: Huffington Post
Weed does no harm, CNN doctor concedes.
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