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From the pages of The Nation, here's a sampler of Molly Ivins at her best.

Also at stake in the trial of an Army officer who refuses to deploy to Iraq is the independence of the press.

Given their sorry records on Iraq, why are are neocon pundits worth listening to at all?

Newspapers may be dinosaurs in the age of new media, but they have enough life to guide--and even define--our politics.

Web 2.0's greatest success capitalizes on our need to feel significant, admired and, above all, seen.

On Gerald Ford's greatness and the New York Times's ghastly coverage of Iraq.

A new book examining civil rights coverage demonstrates that the best reporting sometimes requires journalists to toss objectivity out the window.

The controversy over newly released files on John Lennon is less about Lennon than about excessive government secrecy.

News flash: Dissent sells! And the American public does have a taste for
serious, high-minded news.

Blogs

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Eric on The New Yorker Festival and Reed on the lazy Beltway boosterism of Leon Panetta's new book.

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts (plus some upcoming events) and Reed on Matt Bai's treatment of the Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair.

October 6, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

The word “homeland,” he says, will “get us further into wars."

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

Here at home, those charged with protecting our press freedom are endangering it instead. 

August 27, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014