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The late, legendary broadcaster shares his prescient impressions of the state of national media in America.

The beloved angel of mercy has died.

Rhapsodizing about "Rhapsody in Blue."

The governor of Illinois is an uncommon man with the interests of the common man at heart.

"The Commodore's acts have touched the public,
more or less nearly, in a spot which is tender."

His accomplishments will unfortunately be overshadowed by his fatal mistakes in Vietnam.

His race against Grant for the presidency cost him his
reputation and, maybe, his life.

The former dressmaker now fashions herself a revolutionary.

The author of Ten Days That Shook the World was one of the
greatest journalists of his day or any day.

The secretary of state's political views are rooted in his religion. Tell that to the leaders of his faith.

Blogs

Definitive assessments of Ronald Reagan and “the warrior state,” plus early looks at Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton, and zeitgeist-defining essays on “cold war liberalism” and “the gay moment.”

October 24, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

With a new film out about Webb, Kill the Messenger, we look back at Cockburn’s testament to the investigative reporter.

October 14, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Contemporaneous accounts of the Roosevelts ranging over seventy years.

October 2, 2014

“How can I have seemed so settled in my opinions? So smug in my attitudes?”

September 24, 2014

A century and a half of writing on the always-possibly-imminent break-up of the United Kingdom.

September 18, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014