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Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.

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

The Shirley Sherrod saga reveals just how entrenched the myth of reverse racism is.

Have we learned the right lessons from the mistreatment of Shirley Sherrod?

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.

The mainstream media's long-time kid-glove treatment of Andrew Breitbart led directly to the unjustified ouster of Shirley Sherrod.

The Sherrod controversy "was a ginned-up, fabricated story,” The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel explains on The Today Show. “And this country can’t afford this kind of fake journalism.”

Rachel Maddow today is less bold on Afghanistan than Walter Cronkite was 32 years ago on Vietnam, even though the CBS anchor was the far more mainstream of the two.

Is Sarah Palin's video a preview for a possible campaign in 2012? Nation correspondent Ari Melber explains why she hasn't crossed over into social media organizing just yet.

Blogs

This week: the ongoing fight against Citizens United, Obama's trip to Southeast Asia, and much more. 

November 26, 2012

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

Nashville understands something crucial about “kickass” women: they’re professionals first.

October 19, 2012

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

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

Eric on fact checks, and Reed on BS punditry. 

September 6, 2012

Eric on the living, the lying, and the Dead, and Reed on media bias. 

August 31, 2012

Republicans lie. Will the media continue to listen?

August 29, 2012