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A top-secret memo detailing George W. Bush's proposal to bomb Al
Jazeera is not "outlandish," as the White House claims. The Bush
Administration had been threatening, insulting and imprisoning Al
Jazeera staffers and other unembedded journalists long before Bush
reportedly floated the idea to Tony Blair.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on the role of publisher and
general partner at the magazine, and Victor Navasky becomes publisher
emeritus and a member of the magazine's editorial board.

On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal news magazines facing declining
circulation have started to play into the celebrity culture. But there
are gems that have the power to carry our culture through its Las
Vegas-ization.

How a prospective biochemist became a muckraker and champion of media reform

The once-hunted outlaw of low-power radio is now a hero--including at the FCC.

Thoughts on the critical role of the journal of dissent in America.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts today. But will his new network transform the media?

Click here to ask PBS CEO Patricia Mitchell to reconsider the network's new conservative slant.

CORRECTION: The Dow Jones Corporation's total revenue (not profit) topped $1.5 billion.

Blogs

This week: a haunting piece from Aleppo, a debate in the trans community and much more.

December 16, 2012

This week: the escalating crisis in Syria, right-to-work laws in Michigan and much more. 

December 8, 2012

This weel: a profile of civil rights champion Bryan Stevenson, an analysis of the Libor scandal, and much more.

November 30, 2012

This week: a debate on debt forgiveness, Burma's Rohingya crisis, and the War on Drugs' latest victims.

November 16, 2012

This week: A corruption trial in Brazil, problematic prostitution initiatives in California, and more. 

November 9, 2012

This week: a move against unions in Michigan, the displacement of Brazil's indigenous and several underreported perspectives on Hurricane Sandy.

November 1, 2012

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

This week: Canadian donations to American super PACs, religious minorities in Egypt, and much more. 

October 12, 2012

This week: waste in the Department of Homeland Security, Obama's turn on child soldiers and much more.

October 4, 2012