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(Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center via AP)

I have a sentimental attachment to journals of political satire as unique and effective instruments of criticism.

(Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

The French magazine is blasphemous—and isn’t that an honorable thing to be?

I am Charlie

A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

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.

Blogs

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

What happens to press freedom when an ALEC-supporting telecom giant owns one of the world’s most-read news sites?

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

The veteran investigative journalist debunked the official version of the bin Laden killing—now there's a rush to smear him.

May 12, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

Progressive political groups and New York politicians recognize Katrina vanden Heuvel’s leadership at the helm of the 150-year-old institution.

May 8, 2015