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Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Bush Administration hijacks the Constitution with the Patriot Act and military tribunals; our supine media wakes up (briefly); Congress sleeps

The Institute for Creative Technologies makes Star Wars–type simulations for Army personnel

The sudden and unexpected collapse of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Bush administration is trying to win hearts and minds—through a carefully stage-managed media campaign.

Events in the recent past are receding as the ominous future comes into focus.

Blogs

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

Katharine Viner, the new editor of The Guardian, has thought deeply about the relationship between readers, technology and the future of journalism.

March 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/22/15?

March 21, 2015

He criticized old media, he created new media and he knew the necessity of a free and freewheeling press.

March 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

The Fox News Congress gets a taste of its own medicine.

March 11, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/6/15?

March 6, 2015

If you don’t think we’re better than the rest of the planet, what are you doing in office?

March 3, 2015