Stories by Jack Mirkinson

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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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: Salon

The unexpectedly fierce presidential nominating contests are rolling through the Empire State this week.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2016, Source: Salon

An odious new movement to demonize queer people is afoot in statehouses across the country.

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.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: Salon

Tapping the centrist judge tests the limits of GOP intransigence and reflects Obama's fixation on compromise.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

Posted on: Jul 23, 2015, Source: Salon

For weeks now, reporters have breathlessly tracked Trump's surging popularity. There's just one problem...

Posted on: Jun 27, 2015, Source: Salon

Fox fired Bob Beckel, who is struggling with addiction, and then twisted the knife for good measure.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: Huffington Post

Weed does no harm, CNN doctor concedes.