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Ten years ago, as Hungary was roiling with democratic protests, the country had two television channels, both controlled by the state.

The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby's Web site, The Daily Howler (www.dailyhowler.com<

Welcome to Corcoran State Prison, 170 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the San Joaquin Valley; built at a cost of $271.9 million on what was once Tulare Lake, home of the Tachi Indians; opened i

Research assistance for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Abigail Thernstrom, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and her husband, Harvard professor Stephan Thernstrom, would like to thank the John M.

One of the favorite tactics of pro-lifers--especially ones who are self-described "progressives"--is to accuse abortion rights supporters of being anti-child, hyperindividualistic, unwilling to p

Blogs

The aggressive news coverage of Tyler Clementi's death has altered the nature of the situation

October 6, 2010

On Greg Mitchell's role in getting John Hall elected to congress, and why he deserves re-election this fall.

October 6, 2010

Plus high-profile name calling from Limbaugh, Parker Spitzer, and Paladino spokesman

October 6, 2010

StudentNation writer James Cersonsky reports from the Washington, DC, One Nation Working Together March.

October 5, 2010

Betsy Reed and Rebecca Traister talk about the rise of conservative women in the 2010 elections.

October 5, 2010

The journalist who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers speaks out on how the media isn't doing its job in covering the war in Iraq.

October 5, 2010

Your morning roundup of the most important stories, political foibles, and other gems you might have missed around the internet. Today: polling is getting worse, taxes are important, Stewart mocks Sanchez, and Parker-Spitzer kicks off with Andrew Breitbart.

October 5, 2010

In his unrelenting online attacks on the University of Michigan's first openly gay president, assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell feeds America's culture of violent homophobia.

October 5, 2010

The uproar around NBA star Lebron James's recent comments about race and racism highlight the fact that you don't raise such concerns without paying a price.

October 4, 2010

A closer look at Kathleen Parker's take on the idea of a 'full-blooded' American president and the crisis of American identity.

October 4, 2010