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When we reduce the devastating hurricane to fiction—even really good fiction—we risk making it little more than a trope.

Instead of rape, let's just call it, "unilateral, physical intimacy." Instead of torture, let's just call it, "enhanced interrogation techniques," and pretend that it's not morally wrong.

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Lawrence Lessig and Glenn Greenwald debate their positions on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination.

The mainstream media track Fox News as if it were the Sixth Estate. Does that benefit us—or Fox?

When Bruce Springsteen became a political "Boss" he could not have imagined that the lyrics from one of his most famous songs would be cited by one American president and used to lampoon critics of another.

The seventh anniversary of the start of the Iraq war dawned today with very little notice in the media--but at the start of the war, many more newspapers opposed it than we now remember.

The Nation is adding an essential new voice to TheNation.com--Greg Mitchell, former editor of Editor & Publisher. Mitchell will be blogging as writer and editor of the new "Media Fix" blog, a snapshot of the best and worst each day in media and journalism.

Nation writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols support
government subsidies to sustain journalism in the future.

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Taking another look at a couple of Super Bowl ads that raise questions about the media.

February 4, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

The victim has not been named publicly but the two boys accused of rape have long since been in the media spotlight.

January 31, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

This week: Standardized testing and armed guards in schools, the story behind Facebook Graph Search and questions of black female agency in Django Unchained.

January 20, 2013

The centrist pundits do their first mainstream Sunday talk show since they blamed the mainstream media for not blaming Republicans. 

January 11, 2013

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

December 8, 2012

Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”

December 4, 2012

Check out new releases from Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley and Peter Frampton.

November 30, 2012