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Loud and Clear
Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

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Back of the Class
Carter Gets a D

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

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Milo Murray & Middlebury
How Not to Defend Free Speech

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

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Six Lessons
Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

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Eat the Press
Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

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The Writing on the Wall
It’s the Corruption, Stupid

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

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Unreliable Narratives
Watch Me Lie!

The problem with our media isn’t “fake news.” It’s the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation.

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Information Age
Good for the Media, Bad for America

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus.

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2018
A Message from Our Leader

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address, televised January 2018 on the Daily Donald Trump (DDT) network.

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The Sony Hack
Kick the Chicken, Kowtow to the Monkey

Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market.

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