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Ari Paul: New York Times’ Fear of Ordinary People Talking Back

The Times editorial is less about free speech than it is a protest against a shift in the power balance

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Ari Paul: AOC’s District Has Opinions

Her ability to capture the limelight makes it easy to suggest she isn’t the working-class defender she says she is. But again and again, these attacks fall flat under scrutiny

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Ari Paul: Press Response to ‘Tax the Rich’ Dress Proves AOC’s Point

Corporate media’s response indicates that they are worried that history might be on Ocasio-Cortez and her dress’s side

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Ari Paul: AP Firing Shows Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Illusion of ‘Objectivity’

The firing was an example of just how eager and able right-wing organizations are to ruin the career of anyone who dares speak out about social justice in Israel/Palestine

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Ari Paul: Israel’s War Against Press Turns More Literal

The rest of the world will be worse off, and the Israeli government will get more of what it wants: darkness, and freedom from outside scrutiny

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Ari Paul: Fear and Celebration of Substack Are Both Misplaced

Corporate media certainly need disruption. But it has to happen at scale, not with a few writers here and there on an open microphone

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Ari Paul: Tanden’s Role in Killing a Union Website Should Not Be Forgotten

While it might be Republican hypocrisy that ultimately sinks Tanden, supporters of workers rights may breathe a sigh of relief to see her removed from the budget-making process

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Ari Paul: Guardian Columnist’s Firing Over Israel Joke Highlights Paper’s Rightward Drift

The Guardian has fired one of its columnists for its US edition, Nathan Robinson, because Robinson jokingly tweeted about US military aid to Israel

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Ari Paul: Covering School Reopening, Chicago Papers Pit Unions Against Parents

Anti-union forces around the country depend on Chicago’s editorial boards to blunt the force of the CTU, lest it inspire more teachers around the country

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Ari Paul: Critics of Canceling Student Debt Aren’t Afraid It Won’t Work—They’re Afraid It Will

Student loan forgiveness would not be a cure-all for the inequities of US society. But it’s a doable thing that can lead to other progressive economic reforms down the road

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