Ari Paul

Ari Paul is a New York-based journalist who has reported for the Nation, the Guardian, the Forward, the Brooklyn Rail, Vice News, In These Times, Jacobin and many other outlets.  Follow him on Twitter: @aripaul

 

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"Coverage of Biden’s patriotism tends to center on non-issues," writes Paul, "Saying someone loves their country doesn’t outline a real policy proposal or provide a plan to improve conditions for the average voter." (Photo: Matt Rourke / AP) Views
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Media Praise Biden’s ‘Centrist Coalition’ for Steering Clear of ‘Progressive Demands’
“Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.” That’s the line that an alien imposter who comes to America to run for president on The Simpsons (10/27/96) came up with after realizing any firm position on reproductive rights would draw some opposition, but a lukewarm compromise coupled...
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School closures have created some of the most trying ordeals for families in this pandemic. (Photo: carl_hfser/flickr) Views
Friday, May 29, 2020
Coverage of School Reopening Needs to Include School Workers
When Jennifer Nuzzo, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, wrote in the New York Times ( 3/10/20 ) that K–12 school closures might be unnecessary in the fight against Covid-19, because children rarely get sick from exposure, there was a curious omission. Shouldn’t a...
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 According to the CNN report, merely posting a photo of the general could get the Facebook authorities to take a post down. (Photo: Coda/Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Facebook’s Soleimani Ban Flies in Face of First Amendment
Instagram , and its parent company Facebook , took down posts regarded as too sympathetic to Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated January 3 in a controversial US airstrike. The news website Coda ( 1/10/20 ) was credited with breaking the news, and Newsweek ( 1/10/20 ) also reported...
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In a world where it’s fun to hate billionaires, a money-maker who gives to nice causes, hates guns and supports environmentalism is the person who can give capitalism a good name again. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Bloomberg Scandals Don't Bother the Billionaire's Punditry Class Cheerleaders
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s entrance into the crowded presidential race hasn’t caused big changes in polling for the top three Democratic candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. It has, however, brought a number of media cheerleaders for the city’s richest...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Requiem for a News Channel
Skeptics said it wouldn’t last, and they were right. Al Jazeera America launched in the summer of 2013, a spin-off of the Doha-based channel’s English version to specifically target a United States audience. For the last decade, Al Jazeera had built what some might consider the one of the most...
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