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When Bruce Springsteen became a political "Boss" he could not have imagined that the lyrics from one of his most famous songs would be cited by one American president and used to lampoon critics of another.
The seventh anniversary of the start of the Iraq war dawned today with very little notice in the media--but at the start of the war, many more newspapers opposed it than we now remember.
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.
Nation writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols support
government subsidies to sustain journalism in the future.
Bill Moyers's emphasis on dissenting views must live on at PBS.
The talking heads of cable news are leading double lives as paid lobbyists for corporations.
Authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism propose the government grant subsidies to ensure that democracy and a thriving press survive.
Books like Game Change are more instructive for what they reveal about the community that prizes them than for the information they contain.
It's time to banish the word "looting" from the media vocabulary in times of disaster.
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