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Fairytales about the health of our democracy disguise the corrupting influence of top donors.

Borders store closing, Pittsfield Township, Michigan, August 2011.

Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?

Ted Sarandos of Netflix and Nicole Avant at the 87th Academy Awards.

All solutions are temporary in today’s digital market, and no successful revenue model is immune from disruption.

Baltimore row houses

David Brooks’ rendition of poverty is as “representative” of people with low-incomes as corrupt corporate titans are of small entrepreneurs.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

US journalism needs investigative reporting, and these are great places to start.

American journalism has lost its crusader instinct. Here’s how to get it back.

Blogs

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/26/15?

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

April 21, 2015

Media fear and self-loathing are already on the campaign trail.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015