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There's only one explanation for the pundits who declared Sarah Palin finessed Thursday's debate: A nation of losers sorely needed a redemption narrative.

That McCain and Palin actually have a shot at the White House gives one pause contemplating the future of this country.

John McCain is determined to lie his way into the White House, and pundits and reporters are doing everything they can to enable that strategy.

Bob Woodward's new book on the Bush years in Iraq raises the possibility that extrajudicial killings--not the surge--were the biggest factor in reducing violence.

Nothing short of a divine thunderbolt will get Obama's message through to the brain-dead media establishment.

The national news narrative from Denver is completely nuts: consider the unsourced myth of the Clinton-Obama feud.

Laura Flanders leads a panel discussion featuring Van Jones and David Barsamian on the subject of change.

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.

Betsy Reed, Amy Alexander, Chris Hayes and Michael Tomasky debate the legacy of the media's 2008 election coverage.

Blogs

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

This week: Canadian donations to American super PACs, religious minorities in Egypt, and much more. 

October 12, 2012

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 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 NBC host repeatedly left Romney off the hook, failing to follow up on mistatements and reversals of previous statements. 

September 11, 2012

 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012

Despite the cacophony of media criticism about HBO’s new series, there’s been hardly a murmur made about how the show criticizes the media.

August 9, 2012