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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.

America's greatest investigative journalist believed in letting the truth be told, even over the protest of state officials. But what would he make of WikiLeaks's secret-telling?

Poisoning the Press tells the tale of Jack Anderson's fall from muckraking hero to blustering pundit.

In light of the controversy surrounding Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?

With Marty Peretz, the problem is not a single racist statement, it's a lifetime of them.

How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.

Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.

JournoList is yet another casualty of the toxic combination of conservative conspiracy mongering and mainstream media cowardice.

Blogs

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Eric on The New Yorker Festival and Reed on the lazy Beltway boosterism of Leon Panetta's new book.

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts (plus some upcoming events) and Reed on Matt Bai's treatment of the Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair.

October 6, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

The word “homeland,” he says, will “get us further into wars."

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

Here at home, those charged with protecting our press freedom are endangering it instead. 

August 27, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014