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GOP-Fox Circus Act

Post Election Day, is the network's huge audience tuning out?

His next appointee for FCC chair could determine whether robber barons consolidate their domination of the public discourse.

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

survivalism

Prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on Doomsday Preppers are being absorbed into contemporary conservatism.

David Stockman

 Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.

Trent Mays (L) and Ma'lik Richmond (R) sit in juvenile court in Steubenville, OH

Decades of work to change rape laws has done little to change culture.

Anthony Lewis

For more than three decades, he was perhaps the most prominent establishment voice for the antiwar, human rights and civil rights movements.

Dollar bill

Media-savvy conservative think tanks take aim and fire at progressive power bases in the states. 

New York Times building

The New York Times’s new ombudsperson keeps the Gray Lady honest.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

Blogs

What are Nation interns reading the week of 1/22/15?

January 23, 2015

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Following a career of more than forty years, Bill Moyers retires.

January 13, 2015

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

We cannot have democracy without a free press, and the robust debate it fosters.

January 8, 2015

The attack in Paris was all about polarizing the French and European public. 

January 8, 2015