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An editorial says Walter Cronkite doesn't really tell it as it is.

Walter Cronkite says the anchor chair on the evening news is where he delivers the news, not editorials.

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.

Blogs

"The Oklahoma City bombers were goaded to action not just by their private mad impulses but by a broader political culture."

April 19, 2015

“By infusing the black experience into the Southern novel, she enriches both it and us.”

April 18, 2015

“If they fail,” The Nation warned many months in advance, “the United States will lose face in an almost irreparable way.”

April 17, 2015

"The demand the Virginia Tech massacre places on the school, on Virginia, on all of us, is simple: Only connect."

April 16, 2015

The Nation's coverage of the flood reveals some unnerving parallels with Hurricane Katrina, eight decades later.

April 15, 2015

"The chapters in which Steinbeck halts the story to editorialize about American life are sometimes useful, but oftener pretentious and flatulent."

April 14, 2015

"How can you punish a man with so compelling a consciousness of the right?"

April 13, 2015

“To countless millions,” The Nation wrote, “he was America.”

April 12, 2015

“Staggeringly monstrous as Eichmann’s actions have been, there were causes for those actions and they can be comprehended.”

April 11, 2015

Utilitarian arguments for animal rights in The Nation from the year the ASPCA was founded.

April 10, 2015