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Neal Gabler

Commentary: How the 'sub-news' drives the Clinton health rumors

Sep 13 2016

Here’s what you know about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health because you saw it, or read about it, in the news: She is suffering from a case of walking pneumonia that caused her to wilt in the heat on Sunday.

Commentary: It was Muhammad Ali’s world and we’re all still living in it

Jun 09 2016

There are many reasons to mourn Muhammad Ali and many accomplishments of his to eulogize. But the single largest of these may be how, through his one-man civil rights movement, he transformed the way Americans live. What Martin Luther King Jr. was to politics, Ali was to popular culture.

Commentary: Is Donald Trump the next Andrew Jackson? Or the next Groucho Marx?

May 11 2016

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is being hailed as a “populist.”

Column: A journalistic revolution

Oct 31 2013

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who revealed National Security Agency surveillance leaks from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, dueled this week with former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller over objectivity in journalism. Keller argued that impartiality forces a journalist to test all assumptions. Greenwald, however, countered that impartiality didn't test assumptions as much as confer authority to each of them. He explained that his new reporting venture, a website funded by eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar, would treat official pronouncements with skepticism.

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