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Moyers's most significant legacy is that he treated his audience as adult citizens of a republic.

 ABC is in a position to break open a paradigm for the Sunday interview programs.

David Carr calls the idea that good watchdog media can be funded by the government "frankly preposterous."

Our media watchdogs require close watching. It's been an article of faith for Nation editors and readers since the founding of the magazine. I'm excited to join this tradition, and take it to new terrain at Media Fix, The Nation's first blog devoted to highlighting the best and worst of current media.

John Nichols addresses the question of whether we are living in an era of nitwits. He answers with a definite "No."

The Nation is adding an essential new voice to TheNation.com--Greg Mitchell, former editor of Editor & Publisher. Mitchell will be blogging as writer and editor of the new "Media Fix" blog, a snapshot of the best and worst each day in media and journalism.

Nonpartisan think tanks are supporting journalism--but who's supporting the think tanks?

Nation writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols support
government subsidies to sustain journalism in the future.

When the accusation (anti-Semitism) says more about the accuser (The New Republic) than the accused (Andrew Sullivan).

Authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism propose the government grant subsidies to ensure that democracy and a thriving press survive.

Blogs

DAYBOOK will return Monday. In the meantime, see Stephen Colbert testify on immigration in front of congress—in character.

September 24, 2010

On responses to "Kabuki Democracy," TNR and the mail.

August 13, 2010

On Nascar, the Pentagon Papers and the mail.

July 29, 2010

Charlie Rangel, "Top Secret America" and a new addition to Altercation.

July 23, 2010

On the Weigel and McChrystal sagas and more of the week's absurdities.

July 2, 2010

Eric bemoans life and responds to some reader e-mail.

July 1, 2010

One can't help thinking that the grande dame of the White House press corps would have gotten less grief if she'd  purposely cheated the financial system and took taxpayer money to recover.

June 8, 2010

The end of Newsweek would signal an end of an era for reporting--but what about the media left standing? 

May 10, 2010

Student Senate President calls Kansas University's newspaper biased, says solution is to cut funding.

March 31, 2010

"Therefore we must fight, fight, fight to retain those liberties."

March 4, 2010