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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.

Opinion journalism is pushing the conversation about war to the right.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

Be wary when pundits talk of 'The Street.'

The White House has learned from the past—from the conflicts in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Balkans—how to ensure an acquiescent press.

Blogs

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

Corporate media help manufacture the Tea Party’s power every bit as much as the tea party manufactured our current debt “crisis.”

July 29, 2011

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

July 28, 2011

Stephen Colbert, with the help of Nation friend Peter Edelman, takes on right-wing poverty deniers with integrity and humor.

July 28, 2011

The misleading press coverage of the debt fight reveals a fundamental problem with today’s journalism—the quest for innocence and balance when it does not exist.

July 27, 2011

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

After a frenzy of press coverage of the Afghan war logs, why did Americans hold off on a debate about the war?

July 25, 2011

There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011

It was a whole other person, but such details don’t fit the narrative.

July 22, 2011