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A top-secret memo detailing George W. Bush's proposal to bomb Al
Jazeera is not "outlandish," as the White House claims. The Bush
Administration had been threatening, insulting and imprisoning Al
Jazeera staffers and other unembedded journalists long before Bush
reportedly floated the idea to Tony Blair.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on the role of publisher and
general partner at the magazine, and Victor Navasky becomes publisher
emeritus and a member of the magazine's editorial board.

On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal news magazines facing declining
circulation have started to play into the celebrity culture. But there
are gems that have the power to carry our culture through its Las
Vegas-ization.

How a prospective biochemist became a muckraker and champion of media reform

The once-hunted outlaw of low-power radio is now a hero--including at the FCC.

Thoughts on the critical role of the journal of dissent in America.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts today. But will his new network transform the media?

Click here to ask PBS CEO Patricia Mitchell to reconsider the network's new conservative slant.

CORRECTION: The Dow Jones Corporation's total revenue (not profit) topped $1.5 billion.

Blogs

 This week: development in Brazil, censorship in Burma, and much more. 

September 28, 2012

This week: Michigan labor laws, riots in China and much more.

September 21, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

September 13, 2012

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

Alex, who has died at the age of 71, believed to the end in the necessity of information and insight as essential elements of an activism that would begin the world over again.

July 21, 2012

In testing Russia’s press freedoms, Caucasian Knot mixes rigorous investigative journalism, videos and live-tweeting from hunger strikes.

April 9, 2012

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, along with comrades such as the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Rise Against’s Tom McIlrath, will launch the Justice Tour of labor battleground states Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio with a welcome from firefighters union bagpipers. It's the new solidarity, crossing lines of class, politics, ideology and music.

September 4, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 4, 2011

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

July 28, 2011

Three years ago, on May 12, 2008, the first episode of GRITtv hit the air. Given life by Free Speech TV, the project we imagined was a daily forum for changemakers that would welcome new voices and celebrate diversity.

May 13, 2011