MSNBC Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

A Disparate Medley of American Voices

The impeachment proceeding should have been a grand and significant occasion. But it felt like stagecraft—history as performance, as if to say that we live in a fatally politicized, post-historical world.

The Media’s Irresponsible Ferguson Coverage

The effort by the left broadly, and journalists more specifically, to turn the events in Ferguson into a morality play was a shame; and in the end, it probably helped fuel the violence that occurred before and after the grand jury’s decision.