The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, January 11, 2014
Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet
Amanda Hess, Pacific Standard
“Ignore the barrage of violent threats and harassing messages that confront you online every day.” That’s what women are told. But these relentless messages are an assault on women’s careers, their psychological bandwidth, and their freedom to live online. We have been thinking about Internet harassment all wrong.
Gabriel Sherman, New York
When the head of Fox News moved to Garrison, New York, he bought a little newspaper and tried to instill his own brand of American values. Guess what happened next? An excerpt from the book that has the Fox empire in a panic.
A Lonely Quest for the Facts on GMOs
Amy Harmon, The New York Times
A Hawaii island council member wades through the science and the passions in the fight over genetically modified crops—and pays a heavy price for his commitment to the facts.
Dan Canton’s Machine
Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect
New York’s Working Families Party has built the most effective political operation the American left has seen in decades. Can it duplicate its success in other states?
The Agony of Frank Luntz
Molly Ball, The Atlantic
What does it mean when America's top political wordsmith loses faith in our ability to be persuaded?
Marx is Dead, Long Live Marx’s Ideas
John B. Judis, Dissent
Something called socialism may still come about, but it won’t follow the path Marx laid out.