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In defense of the editor of the Huffington Post. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting for over five years.

In his new book, Evgeny Morozov calls on the US government to reassess its technology sector, which is now yoked to the geopolitics of several pro-democracy uprisings.

On Uprising Radio, John Nichols says that the $315 million deal will not benefit readers.

After a good start, the Obama administration’s response to the democratic revolution in Egypt has begun to exude the odor of betrayal.

Saudis are funding international terrorism, the State Department ordered spying on UN officials, Obama helped protect Bush officials who ordered torture... and more bombshells.

Even a cursory look at our most popular stories shows that Nation readers rank among the most intelligent and informed of those of any publication anywhere. Here's a list of some of your favorites in 2010.

Cartoon policy videos have not yet supplanted op-eds, but a recent breakout hit on the Federal Reserve is the kind of political content that could be highly influential in a mediascape increasingly driven by video and social sharing.

WikiLeaks has embraced the ethics that guide traditional news outlets' disclosure of secrets. It should be afforded the same protections.

The latest WikiLeaks dump has corroborated, in part, what sources recently told The Nation about covert military actions in over seventy-five countries.

The Internet is critically vulnerable to capricious government shutdown.

Blogs

A new movement known as Wages for Facebook says yes. 

January 14, 2014

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Eric on Tom Jones and what people are syaing about his book, and Reed on media and drones. 

May 23, 2013

Industry lobbyists outspent activists 38-1, but a grassroots coalition and dissenting members of Congress appear to have rendered CISPA “dead for now.”

April 26, 2013

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

Newsweek is out of print and other magazines have drastically cut back, but titles like Mother JonesThe Nation and now The New Republic are carrying the torch of independent journalism—and thriving.

January 31, 2013

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Facebook's new program will allow anyone to search for, say, "Chinese residents who have family members that like Falun Gong."

January 27, 2013