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MATT WELCH

Politics


World's Greatest Degenerative Body
Watching the Senate confirm Mr. Roberts
Reason Online - Sept. 19, 2005

The Deadly Bigotry of Low Expectations?
Did the Rumor Mill Help Kill Katrina Victims?
Reason Online - September 6, 2005

Why The New York Times Loves Eminent Domain
Elite Newspapers and Liberal Activists Embrace the Kelo Decision at Their Long-term Peril
Reason - October 2005

Aloha, 50th State
When Affirmative Reparations Clash With Minority Rights, Maybe it's Time to Cut the Federal Cord
Reason Online - August 22, 2005

The Left's Eyeing Your Home
Why Aren't L.A. Democrats Joining the Anti-Kelo Backlash?
Los Angeles Times - August 14, 2005

The Gingrich Legacy
Blunt Political Opportunism, Not Fancy Libertarian Ideas, Is Most of What's Left of the '94 Revolution
Reason Online - August 8, 2005

7 Questions for John Roberts
What I'd Like the Senate to Ask the Supreme Court Nominee
Reason Online - July 20, 2005

Shield Journalism, Not Journalists
Three Simple Solutions to Judith Miller's Messy Legal Problem
Reason Online - July 5, 2005

Sympathy for the Vampire
Priests May Crucify Nuns, People May Rip out the Hearts of the Dearly Departed... But Romania Is a Country on the Upswing That Deserves our Help
Reason Online - June 22, 2005

Lying: The Government's Drug
How Raich Helps us Delude Ourselves
Reason Online - June 8, 2005

Cashing in on Weblogs
Major Media Companies Are Investing in Blogs. Is This a New Boom or Just a Bubble?
Reason - July 2005

Welfare Queen
Farm Subsidies for the Filthy Rich
Reason - July 2005

Cuba Spring, or Trap?
Cautious Optimism About Castro's Opponents
Reason Online - May 25, 2005

Deadwood Democrats
If Conservatives Can Claim South Park, it's Time for Liberals to Embrace the Real Wild West
Salon - May 21, 2005

G.W. and the Bear
Bush Pushes Putin in Russia's Near Abroad
Reason Online - May 10, 2005

Who Gets to Play Journalist?
An Academic Question Becomes a Pressing Legal Issue
Reason - June 2005

The Rubes in L.A. City Hall Have Swallowed Hollywood's Hard-Luck Story
Why We Should End Hollywood Welfare Before We Know it
Los Angeles Times - April 28, 2005

The Pope of Relativism
Ratzinger and His Fans Should Know Better Than to Confuse Western Society With a "Dictatorship"
Reason Online - April 26, 2005

I'll Save the Cream Pie for Next Time
Review of U2, Live at the Staples Center
LA Weekly - April 15, 2005

Cold Warriors in Heaven
Why We're Still Arguing Over Who Beat the Commies
Reason Online - April 5, 2005

Hipsters Send Times Into Tizzies
Outside the Tent: The L.A. Times' Hilarious Gentrification Laments
Los Angeles Times - April 3, 2005

P> Locker-Room Liberty
Athletes Who Helped Shape Our Times and the Economic Freedom That Enabled Them
Reason - May 2005

Free at Last
New Newspapers Are Springing up Everywhere, Despite the Government's Help
Reason - May 2005

Subsidies and Lies
How Baseball Came Back to D.C.
Reason - May 2005

Bad Host
Cutting off Iranian Dissidents
Reason - May 2005

The Shame of the Steroid Hunt
The Conscious Policy of Publicly Shaming High-profile Athletes
AlterNet - March 21, 2005

'Roid Rage
Here's Something to Get Really Steamed About: Congress' Grandstanding About Drug Use in Sports
Orange County Register - March 20, 2005

Jock Sniffing
Congress Has No Business Examining Baseball's Urine
Reason Online - March 14, 2005

Goldwater Democrats
Why Democrats Should Learn to Love Limited Government
Reason Online - March 7, 2005

The Pentagon's Secret Stash
Why We'll Never See the Second Round of Abu Ghraib Photos
Reason - April 2005

A High White Note
Hunter Thompson's Writing -- and Politics -- Were One of a Kind
Reason Online - February 22, 2005

Deaniac Democrats
Will the Vermont Screamer and His Enfranchised "Net Roots" Marginalize or Revitalize the Party of the People?
Reason Online - February 7, 2005

Bamboozlers on the Loose
For Evidence of State Propaganda, Just Look Around You
Reason Online - January 11, 2005

Who's Tortured?
What Prominent Conservative Commentators Have Said About Prisoner Abuse
Reason Online - December 27, 2004

George Bush vs. Barry Bonds
The Government's Effective Smear Campaign Against Baseball's Best Player
Reason Online - December 8, 2004

All Tomorrow's Partisans
The Culture War After Election 2004
Reason - January 2005

Song for Dan Rather
No Critic Could Hate Diamond Dan More Than He Hated Himself...and the Rest of Us
Reason Online - November 29, 2004

America Unbound ... or Insolvent?
Bush Knows That Anti-Americanism Is Costly; He Just Doesn't Care
Reason Online - November 15, 2004

Bush Unbound
Republicans (Probably) Get an Actual Mandate
Reason Online - November 3, 2004

Biased About Bias
The Hunt for Ideology Becomes an Ideology
Reason - December 2004

The Case Against George Bush
If There's a Small-Government Candidate in This Race, it Sure Isn't the President
Orange County Register - October 31, 2004

The Great Divide
A Country Passionately Divided, and Utterly Certain, Goes To Vote
National Post - October 30, 2004

Show Us Your Vote!
Why Journalists Should Open Their Secret Ballots
Reason Online - October 19, 2004

Biased About Bias
The Hunt for Ideology Becomes an Ideology
Reason - December 2004

A Swift Boat Kick in the Teeth
How the Mainstream Media Grapple With Partisans
Reason - November 2004

Unbalanced Like a Fox
Rupert Murdoch's Critics Should Follow His Lead
Reason - October 2004

President of 8th Grade
Three Years After Sept. 11, Republicans Are Running Against 'Girlie-Men'
National Post - September 11, 2004

Coverage of the 2004 Republican Convention
28 Entries on Real-time Weblog From New York
Reason Online - August 30-September 2, 2004

On War, John Kerry Is All Vietnam, No Iraq
Reading the Foreign-Policy Tea Leaves at the DNC
Beirut Daily Star - August 19, 2004

Confessions of a 'Booger'
The Agony and Ecstasy of Being a Democrat Convention Weblogger
National Post - August 7, 2004

Coverage of the 2004 Democratic Convention
34 Entries on Real-time Weblog From Boston
Reason Online - July 25-31, 2004

Watergate Blowback
The White House's Ongoing Battle Against Post-Nixon Sunshine Laws
Reason - August 2004

The Providential Scholar
Professor Michael Mann's Journey From Ancient Rome to Nazi Europe to the Iraq War
UCLA Magazine - Summer 2004

Only Money
Campaign Finance Reform Bites Supporters on the Rear
Reason - July 2004

Fair-Weather Friends
When Journalists Desert From Free-Speech Battles
Reason - June 2004

Editing the Enemy
Censorship: The Next Generation
The Walrus - June 2004

McCain's Bane
Q&A: FEC Chair Bradley Smith Explains Why He Voted Against Regulating 527s
Reason Online - May 13, 2004

Confessions of a Multilateralist
Two Cheers for the EU's Historic Expansion
Reason Online - May 4, 2004

Temporary Doves
Why Are the Architects of Kosovo So Down on Gulf War II?
Reason - May 2004

Gossip Wants To Be Free
In Defense of Online Scandal-Mongering
Reason - May 2004

Value Added
Since Long Before 'Character Education' Became Trendy, Gene Doxey Has Taught His Students Right From Wrong
Teacher Magazine - May 2004

Bush's Dangerous Escape From the Truth
Republicans Trash the 9/11 Commission
Beirut Daily Star - April 26, 2004

How Bush Fosters Bad Intelligence
Secrecy and Stonewalling Do Not Help National Security
National Post - April 24, 2004

Cracked Paneling
When Bush Fights To Keep Information Secret, National Security Suffers
Reason Online - April 16, 2004

Hack Roast
When Citizens Attack ... Reporters
Reason - April 2004

Unsafe at any Election
Ralph Nader Takes Another Swing ... at His Own Reputation
National Post - February 29, 2004

Injustice by Default
How the Effort to Catch 'Deadbeat Dads' Ruins Innocent Men's Lives
Reason - February 2004

Michael Moore et ses 'Petite Arragements Avec la Realite'
Des Critiques, Parfois au Sein Meme da la Gauche Americaine, Denoncent des Approximations du Realisateur de Bowling for Columbine
L'Hebdo - January 22, 2004 (with Emmanuelle Richard)

If You Build it, They Will Leave
Sports Teams Fleece the Taxpayer, Again
Reason - January 2004

A Petty Superpower in Baghdad
Why Using Iraq Contracts as a Diplomatic Weapon Is Folly
Beruit Daily Star - December 19, 2003

Open Season on 'Open Society'
Why an Anti-Communist Holocaust Survivor Is Being Demonized as a Socialist, Self-hating Jew
Reason Online - December 8, 2003

Journalists Expelled, Terrorists Let in
How LAX Border Guards Undo Billions of U.S. PR for No Good Reason
National Post - December 6, 2003

Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative, Personally Narcissist
Can Arnold Deliver on his Substantial Political Promise?
Reason Online - November 17, 2003

UnFAIR
The Failure of 'Market Failure'-Driven Fire Insurance
Reason Online - November 5, 2003

Golden Bear?
California's Surprising Economy
Reason - November 2003

Keeping Psychics Honest
Only in San Fran, Part XXIX
Reason - November 2003

France's Young Contrarian
A 22-year-old Leads the Revolt Against Strike-addled Culture
National Post - October 25, 2003

Baseball Welfare
Will the Marlins Soak Miami Taxpayers Yet Again?
Reason Online - October 22, 2003

Who Needs Meet the Press When You Have Jay Leno?
Why Arnold Needs a Media Circus to Govern by Initiative
National Post - October 11, 2003

Bad Boys Get Spanked
Recall Was About One Important Issue -- Firing Gray Davis
Reason Online - October 9, 2003

Minority Report
California Latinos Confound Pre-Election Predictions
Reason Online - October 8, 2003

Gray's Last Stand
Recall Turned a Cautious Plodder Into a Reckless Governor
Reason Online - October 7, 2003

Diamonds in the Guff
A Closer Look at Five Fringe Gubernatorial Candidates
Reason Online - October 7, 2003

L'etat, C'est George W.
Plame Affair Reveals Bush Team's Worst Pathologies
National Post - October 4, 2003

The Body Politic
The Walrus on Arnold Schwarzenegger's Politics
The Walrus - October 2003

Liberty Belle
France's New Libertarian Youth Leader
Reason - October 2003

The Day Nothing Changed
Two Years Later, it's August 2001 All Over Again
Reason Online - September 11, 2003

Queer Tidings
Last Gasp for Political Correctness?
National Post - September 6, 2003

The Iraqi Babies Scam Is Still Alive
How Sanctions and Propaganda Go Together ... and Kill Innocents
Beruit Daily Star - September 3, 2003

Intervention Logic
Do We Always Need to Send More Troops Abroad?
Reason Online - August 28, 2003

Re-Propping 187
California's Controversial 1994 Measure Makes a Comeback
Reason Online - August 14, 2003

Recalling Immigration
Desperate Davis Rekindles Long-Smoldering Debate
Los Angeles Daily News - August 10, 2003

Ah-nold To the Rescue
The Gold State Prepares for the Craziest Election Ever
National Post - August 9, 2003

BASE! How Low Can You Go
Gray Davis' Nauseating Pander to the Left
Reason Online - August 1, 2003

Reporters Sans Entree
Dept. of Homeland Scrutiny
Reason - August/September 2003

Felonious Bunk
Why Ex-Cons Should Be Given the Vote
Reason Online - July 25, 2003

They Keep Coming, Again
Immigration Rhetoric Heats up in California
National Post - July 12, 2003

Dusty Inroads
Baker's 'Heat' Statement, True or False, May Signal New Era
Reason Online - July 10, 2003

Disassembling Mexifornia
Immigration Debate and Policy Is Shifting Right Under Our Noses
Reason Online - June 25, 2003

Velvet President
Why Vaclav Havel Is Our Era's George Orwell and More
Reason - May 2003

The Limits of French-Bashing
Like Eating Oysters, Today's Pleasure May Be Tomorrow's Pain
National Post - April 26, 2003

Is 'Bandar Bush' Above the Law?
Saudi Ambassador and Wife Should Be Deported for National Security
National Post - April 19, 2003

Get Ready for Patriot II
Under Fog of War, Ashcroft Plans to Roll Back Civil Liberties
AlterNet - April 2, 2003

Where Are LA's 'Mad Cowboys'?
Shooting Down Anti-war Rhetoric at the Mall
National Post - March 8, 2003

The Tabloids Strike Back
New Populist Dailies Offer Alternative to Elitist Mainstream Newspapers
National Post - February 22, 2003

Bush and the Art of Rope-a-Dope
Is Dubya as Fast on his Feet as Mohammed Ali?
National Post - February 8, 2003

America's Secret Weapon: The Facts
Pointing out the Lies Could Help Quell the Latest Frenzy of U.S.-Bashing
National Post - January 11, 2003

Paper Cuts
Student Op-ed Pieces Result in Free-speech Fracas at Cali High School
Teacher Magazine - January, 2003

Rubbing Salt in Old Cold-War Wounds
Bush's Iran-Contra Appointments Add Insult to Unhealed Injuries
National Post - December 14, 2002

Havel's Amazing Swan Song
NATO Expansion is Czech President's Ultimate Achievement
National Post - November 23, 2002

Gray Skies From Now On
Dreary California Governor an Early Bet for Presidential Nomination
National Post - November 9, 2002

Deals With the Devil
What Horses Will the U.S. Trade to Gain Support for an Iraq War?
National Post - October 5, 2002

'Runaway' Strain
The American Politics of Runaway Film Production in Canada
National Post - September 21, 2002

'Death of Dissent' a Myth
American Debate Since Sept. 11 Has Been Vigorous, not Quashed
National Post - September 7, 2002

Shilling for the House of Saud
Former U.S. Ambassadors Have Become Saudi Arabia's Apologists
National Post - August 24, 2002

Iraqi Death Toll Doesn't Add up
Sanctions Imposed 12 Years Ago Blamed on a Million Fatalities
National Post - August 10, 2002

The 'Big Brother' Who Never Was
AOL Time Warner Was Never as Dangerous as Some Critics Suggested
National Post - July 27, 2002

Red & Blue Feud Resumes
Dull Partisan Sniping is Back ... But Maybe not All the Way
Tech Central Station - July 25, 2002

Hahn Failed Truth Test in LAX Shooting
Be Very Worried When the Mayor and the FBI Downplay 'Terrorism' in Case Involving Egyptians or Saudi Arabians
Los Angeles Daily News - July 14, 2002

Dubya Losing Benefit of the Doubt
Moratorium on Bush-bashing is Over
National Post - July 6, 2002

Manufacturing Dissent
Noam Chomsky Calls the U.S. a Terrorist State. Much of the World, it Seems, is Listening
National Post - June 8, 2002

Foul Ball
How Castro and the Embargo Have Silenced a Cuban Baseball Historian
Reason - June, 2002

Speaking Lies to Power
Ralph Nader Fudges the Truth Just Like a Real Politician
Reason - May, 2002

The Politics of Dead Children
Have Sanctions Against Iraq Really Murdered Millions?
Reason - March, 2002

Censorship Gravy Train
Oh, To Be a Seven-Figure Victim of the New McCarthyism
Reason - January 25, 2002

Weaning Europeans from the U.S. Teat
After Euro, Let Next Project Be Military, Defense Spending and Maturity
NewsForChange - January 15, 2002

The Power of 'I'm Sorry'
How the U.S. Apologizes for Past Misdeeds, and why it Must Do More
NewsForChange - January 10, 2002

Online Resources for the Iraqi-babies Question
Where to Begin Figuring out Whether Sanctions Have Killed Millions
Online Journalism Review - December 28, 2001

Expatriates and War
How Monolithic Enclaves Create Feedback Loops and Quell Debate
mattwelch.com - December 18, 2001

George Harrison and Dissent
The Cry of 'Conformity!' is an Aesthetic, not Rational, Response
NewsForChange - December 7, 2001

The Libertine Right
Has Sept. 11 Made Right Wingers Defenders of Decadence?
Reason - Nov. 26, 2001

Tough Love?
Saudis Have an Odd Way of Being Allies
Los Angeles Daily News - Nov. 11, 2001

The Case Against Saudi Arabia
Defanging the House of Saud is a Bipartisan Matter of Self-defense
NewsForChange - Nov. 6, 2001

Optimism or Propaganda? An Exchange
My Debate with a Chomskyite Reader Over U.S. Foreign Policy
NewsForChange - Nov. 1, 2001

Hyperbole in Wartime is Immoral
Now More Than Ever, Beware the Language of Equivalence
Los Angeles Daily News - Oct. 28, 2001

Optimists and Pessimists: Switch Sides!
You Don't Know What You're Missing, Until You Try
NewsForChange - Ot. 25, 2001

That's Why They Call it Realpolitik
Time for all of us to Make Tough Calls About Undemocratic Countries
NewsForChange - Oct. 11, 2001

Buck Up, Lefties!
You're Already Having an Effect; Now Go Make Some War Aims
NewsForChange - Sept. 22, 2001

Go Gently Into That Good Argument
Precautions You Should Take Before Arguing About the War
NewsForChange - Sept. 19, 2001

Media Criticism Gone Horribly Wrong
What the Condit-Inspired Navel-Gazing Says About American Journalism
Online Journalism Review - August 9, 2001

No Patience for Phony 'Bill of Rights'
HMO Reform is Cute, but Have you Ever Tried to get Insurance?
Los Angeles Daily News - August 5, 2001

Media Scolds Blow Condit Story
If Bernie Kalb Was in Charge, Congressman Would Have Never Fessed up
NewsForChange - July 13, 2001

A Little Less Absolute Power
Supreme Court Chips Away at the Anti-Immigrant Frenzy of '96
NewsForChange - July 5, 2001

Immigration Foes on Wrong Side of History
Racial Hysteria, not Multicultural Harmony, Dominates California's Past
NewsForChange - July 2, 2001

Parallel Lives, Pugilist Politics
Strange Things Happen When You Treat Enemies Like Humans
NewsForChange - June 27, 2001

Mayor's Race Ignored the Biggest Issue
Immigration Was the Invisible 800-pound Gorilla in L.A.
Los Angeles Daily News - June 24, 2001

Lieberman/Clinton vs. Hollywood
Hillary and Vinegar Joe Turn Democrats into Pro-censorship Party
NewsForChange - June 22, 2001

Why Can't we all Just Talk About Immigration?
Ignoring L.A.'s Massive Demographic Shift is no Cure for Racism
NewsForChange - June 13, 2001

L.A. Needs More White Flight
After Hahn Supporters Flee (or get Kicked out), no More Crack ads for us!
NewsForChange - June 8, 2001

So Much for the Media Oligopoly
Media Support for Villaraigosa is Near-Unanimous, but he Still Might Lose
NewsForChange - June 5, 2001

Stomping Dubya Like Shaq Stomped Spurs
Bush Picked the Wrong State to Mess With
NewsForChange - May 29, 2001

Will L.A. Kill off the New Democrats?
Since They Can't Beat Republicans, Centrist White-Boy Demos Try Their Tough-on-Crime 'Electability' Against Charming Minority Liberals
NewsForChange - May 21, 2001

Be Careful Lefties, You Might Turn French
Notes on the Drawbacks of Creating a Naderite Country
NewsForChange - May 14, 2001

The Great Frat Divide
America's Seesawing Culture Wars Begin in the Sorority House
NewsForChange - March 16, 2001

Left of the Dial
'Breakfast With the Beatles' DJ Dies, Leaving One Less Soldier in the Fight Against Corporate Hell
NewsForChange - February 6, 2001

Looking Inside Ashcroft's INS
How Will Bush's 'Compassionate Reform' Square with Atty. General's Anti-Immigrant Record?
NewsForChange - February 2, 2001

Good-bye, Sleaze-Bag!
Clintons Spent Last Moments in White House Trading Sentence-reductions of Hasidic Felons in New York for a 1,400-12 Vote for Hillary
NewsForChange - January 30, 2001

The Bushites' South Africa Skeletons
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker and Others Were on the Wrong Side of History When Americans Rejected Apartheid in 1986
NewsForChange - January 16, 2001

Nannygate, pt. XIV
Chavez Irrelevance Shows, Again, Why Democrats Suck
NewsForChange - January 10, 2001

Hunter Thompson, Online Columnist
How the Man Who Launched a Thousand Newspaper Careers
Ended up at ESPN.com
Online Journalism Review - December 21, 2000

Concession Hardly 'Immaculate'
Sure it Was Good, but Gore Still Couldn't Avoid Being an Annoying Beta Male With Fuzzy Ideas
NewsForChange - December 14, 2000

Whoops! Don't Care!
A Man Can Only Hear so Much Partisan Bullshit Before Tuning out NewsForChange - December 11, 2000

California's Teflon Front-Runner
L.A. Gets Stiffed $36 mil for Cop Overreaction to Convention; Meanwhile Singapore Gray Gets Tax-Exempt Oil Money to Fix up his House and Grab
Pole Position for 2004
NewsForChange - December 6, 2000

Ambivalent Anniversary
If Seattle and Nader Were All About Anti-Globalization, Then They Were Both Wastes of Time
NewsForChange - December 4, 2000

The Two-Hour Reich
An Election Morning White House Stroll Begins With Ugly Young Republicans and Ends With a Mugging. And That Was Before the Pat Buchanan Encounter
NewsForChange - November 20, 2000

Baseball's Cruel Political Satire
Bush/Gore World Series Debate: E-mail Hoax, or the Hilarious Truth?
Online Journalism Review - November 20, 2000

A Season to Remember
New Book by Texas Prof Does Admirable Job of Chronicling the '97-98 Cuban Baseball Crisis
Sportsjones - November 17, 2000

The Spoiler's Fuzzy Math
Nader's Defiance and Evasion Reflect Schizophrenia of a Third-Party Campaign That Was Essentially a Liberal-Democrat Revolt
mattwelch.com - November 9, 2000

Election Night at Nader HQ
Live Weblog of Weird Scenes Inside 'Spoiler' Central
NewsForChange - November 7-8, 2000

Behind Nader's 'Mad Dash'
How a Third-Party Mumbler Sold out Arenas Like a Rock Star
NewsForChange - November 7, 2000

The Bungled Opportunity
This Was Supposed to Be a Useful Pre-Election 'Analysis,' but Then, We Were Supposed to Have a Useful Clean-Politics Candidate 10 Years Ago...
Tabloid - November 7, 2000

Last Spin Around the Beltway
On the Last Sunday in D.C., Nader Calls the New York Times 'Repulsive'
NewsForChange - November 6, 2000

Nader Defends Stock-Market Loot
'It's Important for People to Have a Conflict Against Their Financial Interest,' he Explains
NewsForChange - November 4, 2000

Ralphing on the National Press
Er, Blasts Nevada Nuke Dump
Says the U.S. Needs to be 75% More Fuel Efficient
NewsForChange - September 15, 2000

Are Unions Defecting?
Indies and Locals Gather 'Round Ralph in Oaktown
NewsForChange - September 14, 2000

Nader on NOW: 'On Their Knees'
Candidate Blasts Women's Group After Being Called 'Willfully Ignorant'
NewsForChange - September 14, 2000

Nader Shakes Down Brentwood
'Little Guy' Champion Nibbles Salmon With Limousine Liberals
NewsForChange - September 13, 2000

Nader Blames Tire Deaths on Clinton/Gore
Says Lax Oversight, Outdated Laws Paved Way for Negligence
NewsForChange - September 12, 2000

L.A. Labor's New Promise
Influx of Activist Latinos Is Changing the Politcs of Failure
NewsForChange - September 5, 2000

The Democrats' Religious-Right Ticket
Gore-Lieb's Bible-Thumping Hypocrisy and Pro-Censorship Views
Would Make Ed Meese Proud
NewsForChange - September 1, 2000

The Morning After
What Did the Convention Mean for L.A.'s 'Digital Coast?' Beyond the Parties and Influence Peddling, Results Were Mixed at Best
Zone News - September 1, 2000

Do Androids Dream of Electric Speech?
Why Gore's Lack of the 'Intelligence Thing' Forces him Leftward
NewsForChange - August 25, 2000

The Nightmare Scenario
If Gore Wins California But Loses Nation, Watch out for Gray Davis
NewsForChange - August 24, 2000

The Ritually Insincere vs. the Incoherent
At the End, I'll Take Confused Protesters Over Professional Democrats
NewsForChange - August 18, 2000

How to Fight for My Working Family
Seven Tips for Al Gore, if he Actually Gave a Crap
NewsForChange - August 17, 2000

Lying to Larry King
Nothing 'Inadvertent' About Cops Attacking Journalists
NewsForChange - August 17, 2000

Shadow Boxing
L.A's DMZ Squanders Golden Opportunity for Human Conversation
NewsForChange - August 16, 2000

Future Miss U.S.A.
Filthy Hollywood Rockers More Clever Than Campaign Journalists
NewsForChange - August 16, 2000

Ram Dass for President!
Every Delegate, Journalist and Candidate Is a Drug Felon, So Why Not Back the Crazy Stoner?
NewsForChange - August 15, 2000

Homeless Activist Slams Anarchists
Kids Are 'Imposing Their Ideology,' Sparking Cop Backlash, Flores Says
NewsForChange - August 15, 2000

Cops Shoot Homeless Hero Ted Hayes
Activist, Famous for Non-violence, Leaves Protest Pit in Ambulance
NewsForChange - August 15, 2000

The Democrats' Appalling Chairman
Meet Joe Andrew, a Corrupt Dot-Com Weenie With a Mind of Cheese
NewsForChange - August 14, 2000

Communists Shut Down Broadway
Mao-Maoing Cubatistas March Down L.A.'s Most Capitalist Street
NewsForChange - August 14, 2000

Inside the Cop Mind at LAPD.org
Will Anarchists Who Call Them 'Pigs' Get a Little 'Stick Time'?
NewsForChange - July 19, 2000

The Militarization of the Sunset Strip
Sheriffs Crack Down on 'Cruising' While Compton Drowns in Blood
NewsForChange - July 17, 2000

Riordan Prepares Bloodbath
Bitter L.A. Mayor 'Cannot Tolerate Nonviolent Civil Disobedience'
NewsForChange - July 14, 2000

I Never Thought I'd Say Nader Was 'Fun,' But...
I'll Take Any Campaign-Finance Weirdo Over Gore and his 'Palabras'
NewsForChange - July 10, 2000

DNC Blows Smoke Up Our Asses
Convention Organizers Turn Down Big Tobacco, but Not
Terrible Monopolists or Disserved Taxpayers
NewsForChange - July 7, 2000

Rhapsody in Cheese
A Blissful July 4th With Jackass Actors, Fat 3-year-olds,
And Scattered Fireworks
NewsForChange - July 5, 2000

The Three Americas
How the Middle-Class Helps the Top 10% Ignore the Poor
NewsForChange - July 3, 2000

Gray Davis is the Real Quack
While Insurance Commish Resigns, Governor Wastes
$22 Million on Blatant Self-Promotion
NewsForChange - June 30, 2000

Cloning Barbie
Today the Genome, Tomorrow the Eugenics Factory
NewsForChange - June 28, 2000

Tale of Two Barbecues
Why Bobos Will Vote Gore, While the Real
Working Class Looks Elsewhere
NewsForChange - June 27, 2000

Is George W. Bush Going to Hell?
Dubya Mangles Scripture While Turning on the Gas
NewsForChange - June 23, 2000

These Aren't Hoodlums, These Are Cops
Mayor Spends More Energy Slamming Laker Fans than Rampart Hooligans
NewsForChange - June 21, 2000

Morning in Gore's America — Not Mine
Fake Al Apes Reagan While Ignoring Wasted Opportunity on His Watch
NewsForChange - June 16, 2000

Today's ACLU: Politics Over Principle
'Non-partisan' Group too Busy Battling Buchanan and the 1950s
To Notice Clinton/Gore's Shredding of Bill of Rights
NewsForChange - June 14, 2000

It's No Longer News When Rebels Sell Out
Meanwhile, the Biggest Conformists Keep Blathering 'Outside the Box'
NewsForChange - June 7, 2000

Fearing the Backlash
Are Ramparts Thugs Rooting for a Crime Surge,
So they Can Blame Police Critics?
NewsForChange - June 5, 2000

The Loneliness of the Free-Trade Left
Seattle Gang's Anti-China Debaters Can't Acknowledge Some People Actually Believe Trade is Good
NewsForChange - May 25, 2000

Gore No Better Than Bush on Crime
New Democrats Have a Long & Miserable Record on Civil Liberties and Drugs, Yet the Left Keeps Pulling the Idiot Lever
NewsForChange - May 23, 2000

Race, and the Trouble with Math
If Your Politics Are Good, Science Doesn't Matter -- and Vice-Versa
NewsForChange - May 18, 2000

A Classy Broad Steps Down
Remembrance of My Night Drinking With UPI Legend Helen Thomas
NewsForChange - May 16, 2000

The Perils of Nostalgia
New Book on Cuban Baseball Doesn't Let Facts
Stand in the Way of a Good Ideological Rant
Sportsjones - April 11, 2000

Unconventional Planning
Democratic Convention Seeks Money and Gear, L.A. Tech Firms Crave Publicity and Political Pull, so Why Won't They Mate?
PLUS: Hard-wiring the Convention
Zone News - March 1, 2000

Too Dumb to Snoop — So Far
Digital Downloading and Record Biz Consolidation
Still Pose Huge Threat Against Privacy
Wired News - February 2, 2000

When Mass Mediocrities Mate
So, AOL-Time Warner Is Bad for Good Journalism?
What Good Journalism?
Online Journalism Review - January 23, 2000

Bulworth at the Beverly Hilton
Candidate Beatty Gives Vigorous Speech to Impotent Audience
Tabloid - September 30, 1999

Kosovo Illustrates Journalism's Failings
This Is What You Get When You Abolish International Bureaus
PLUS: Honor Roll of Balkan Bureau Vets
Online Journalism Review - April 9, 1999

24 Alternative Sources of Kosovo News
Sites Broken Down by Reliability, Type and Political Slant
Online Journalism Review - March 30, 1999

Ex-Cop's Daughter Hounded by Police
Politically Incorrect Father Arrested for Contributing to Delinquency in Tennessee; Baffled Teen Flees State
Putnam Pit - March 1, 1999

Castro Cracks Down on Sex, Drugs, Rock
Vice Raids Nab One of the Last Remaining Original Revolutionaries
Tabloid - November 2, 1998

1998: The Year of Internet News
From Drudge to Salon to Mega-media Portal Deals, the
Wired Generation Became Mainstream
PLUS: Why People Who Love Newspapers Work on the Web
AND: Internet Stats Not Measuring up
Networker - November 1, 1998

Cookie Monster of Putnam Pit
Why One Beverly Hills Journalist Is Fighting an Entire Tennessee Town ... And Defining Internet Sunshine Laws Along the Way
Salon - October 15, 1998

Nutty Paper Loses Fight for City's Cookies!
Judge Rules That Cookie Files Are Not Public Records
Tabloid - October 1, 1998

Choose Your Horror
How to Maintain Outrage in a Tawdry Era
Tabloid - August 31, 1998

Flesh-Eating Maggots Attack U.S.!
Carnivorous 'Screw-Worm,' With Insidious Ties to Nixon and CIA, Reappears in the South
Tabloid - August 10, 1998

Bus Tour of the New Economy
The Aesthetic Nightmare and Walking Dumb of the Silicon Valley
Tabloid - July 31, 1998

Salon's Broder Attacked for Plagiarism
Conservatives Rehash Shameful Old Episode After Reporter Connects
Dots of 'Right-Wing Conspiracy'
Online Journalism Review - July 13, 1998

Conservative Critics Question Salon's Roots
Starr-struck Rightists Say Magazine's Investors Are Big-Time Demos
Online Journalism Review - July 10, 1998

Why Does Old Media Trash the New?
How the Typically Noxious Old Media Coverage of Bill Clinton's Sex Life Was Blamed on the Internet
Online Journalism Review - June 24, 1998

Fear & Loathing at the Multiplex
Notes on a Hated Movie, and an 18-year-old's Eventful Encounter
With a Savage (and Influential) Southern Gentleman
Tabloid - May 27, 1998

Net Censorship in Central Europe ... Not
Ex-Commies Too Distracted to Bother With Stifling Internet Speech
PLUS: Mitteleuropa's Best English-Language News Sites
Online Journalism Review - May 6, 1998

Salon Detected on Beltway Radar
Investigative Scoops on Scaife & Specatator Earn Respect, Scorn
Online Journalism Review - April 30, 1998

Non-Political Dispatch From Havana
Self-censored Impressions of Communist Cuba, Sent by Illegal E-mail
Tabloid - February 24, 1998

Belgrade's Student Protesters
A Street-Level Account of Milosevic's Biggest Challenge Yet
Written for Pozor Magazine - January 15, 1997

Inside Vladimir Meciar's Three-Peat
Scenes From the Latest Bizarre Election to Set Slovakia Back
Prognosis - October 6, 1994


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s That Cookie Files Are Not Public Records
Tabloid - October 1, 1998

Choose Your Horror
How to Maintain Outrage in a Tawdry Era
Tabloid - August 31, 1998

Flesh-Eating Maggots Attack U.S.!
Carnivorous 'Screw-Worm,' With Insidious Ties to Nixon and CIA, Reappears in the South
Tabloid - August 10, 1998

Bus Tour of the New Economy
The Aesthetic Nightmare and Walking Dumb of the Silicon Valley
Tabloid - July 31, 1998

Salon's Broder Attacked for Plagiarism
Conservatives Rehash Shameful Old Episode After Reporter Connects
Dots of 'Right-Wing Conspiracy'
Online Journalism Review - July 13, 1998

Conservative Critics Question Salon's Roots
Starr-struck Rightists Say Magazine's Investors Are Big-Time Demos
Online Journalism Review - July 10, 1998

Why Does Old Media Trash the New?
How the Typically Noxious Old Media Coverage of Bill Clinton's Sex Life Was Blamed on the Internet
Online Journalism Review - June 24, 1998

Fear & Loathing at the Multiplex
Notes on a Hated Movie, and an 18-year-old's Eventful Encounter
With a Savage (and Influential) Southern Gentleman
Tabloid - May 27, 1998

Net Censorship in Central Europe ... Not
Ex-Commies Too Distracted to Bother With Stifling Internet Speech
PLUS: Mitteleuropa's Best English-Language News Sites
Online Journalism Review - May 6, 1998

Salon Detected on Beltway Radar
Investigative Scoops on Scaife & Specatator Earn Respect, Scorn
Online Journalism Review - April 30, 1998

Non-Political Dispatch From Havana
Self-censored Impressions of Communist Cuba, Sent by Illegal E-mail
Tabloid - February 24, 1998

Belgrade's Student Protesters
A Street-Level Account of Milosevic's Biggest Challenge Yet
Written for Pozor Magazine - January 15, 1997

Inside Vladimir Meciar's Three-Peat
Scenes From the Latest Bizarre Election to Set Slovakia Back
Prognosis - October 6, 1994


Comments, questions, bad links? Send e-mail to Matt Welch.

© 1986-2006; All rights reserved.