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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.

When we reduce the devastating hurricane to fiction—even really good fiction—we risk making it little more than a trope.

Instead of rape, let's just call it, "unilateral, physical intimacy." Instead of torture, let's just call it, "enhanced interrogation techniques," and pretend that it's not morally wrong.

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Lawrence Lessig and Glenn Greenwald debate their positions on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination.

Blogs

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

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

August 24, 2012

Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Eric and Reed just do not like this Ryan guy.

August 17, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012