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Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the
line.

Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for
the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play
to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

Thank God for fakers! Matchless as deflaters of human and institutional
pretension, they furnish us rich measures of malicious glee at the
red-faced victims.

In its first issue after the fall of the World Trade Center, The New
Yorker
published a handful of short reaction pieces by John Updike,
Jonathan Franzen and others about the horror that

So the right-wing journalist John Fund may not be a model citizen, but
contrary to the implications of many left journalists and gossip
columnists, he's likely not the kind of guy who pretends

William Kristol's April 7 editorial in The Weekly Standard denouncing
critics of the war on Iraq as "anti-American" is startlingly reminiscent
of the menacing directives issued for decad

On March 19, shortly after Saddam Hussein defied President Bush's
deadline to go into exile, Tom Brokaw of NBC broke into Law & Order,
airing on the East Coast, to announce the start

On June 4, 1961, John F. Kennedy held his last meeting with Soviet
leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.

The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue's nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O'Donnell.

Blogs

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015

What Are Nation Interns Reading the Week of 2/20/15?

February 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/17/15?

February 17, 2015

One of the late columnist’s last radio interviews. 

February 13, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015