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Mopping up BP's current crisis and guarding against future environmental incidents will take more momentum than a speech, a meeting or a few hearings can deliver.

Our new site offers readers a vastly improved experience. Here are the changes you should know about.

TheNation.com has relaunched! Web editor Emily Douglas walks you through the new features. Learn how to make the best use of the new site!

Moyers's most significant legacy is that he treated his audience as adult citizens of a republic.

The journal's sustained critique of neoliberalism remains indispensable.

John Nichols and Bob McChesney explain why the government should provide subsidies for media outlets.

This week, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel reflects on the role of independent media in turbulent political waters.

A spirited daily paper is the last remaining defender of Israel's tradition of dissent.

The music industry lives in fear of downloadable media, but artists
have the vision to re-engineer our collective psyche.

Blogs

Is there a journalism school somewhere that teaches up-and-comers to put stories into little boxes? Half our job in independent media, it seems to me, is putting the connections back.

April 19, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard.

February 7, 2011

Bank of America shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday after Julian Assange hinted that he had as much as 5 GB worth of their documents revealing some shady behavior.

December 1, 2010

The end of Newsweek would signal an end of an era for reporting--but what about the media left standing? 

May 10, 2010

In the wake of Air America's sad demise, the rightwing blogs are predictably crowing.

January 22, 2010

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008