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The Problem of Conservative 'Intellectuals'

As Mitt Romney’s campaign descends into increasingly indefensible terrain, a few right-wing stalwarts are still standing by their man.

Elizabeth Warren

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

Afflicted by the elite journalistic disease of “on-the-one-handism,” the MSM’s supposed arbiters of truth—like the Post’s Glenn Kessler—can't make sense of this presidential contest.

Ai Weiwei and the Art of Protest

The courageous Chinese dissident has always had an eye for the point where art and politics meet in performance.

Sweden’s refusal to provide assurance that it would not extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States was an important motivating factor.

Mike Huckabee

Right-wingers turn to talk radio to stoke their anger. What will they make of the kinder, softer voice of staunch conservatism?

Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder has been in Ecuador’s London embassy for six weeks awaiting a decision on his request for asylum.

The WikiLeaks cables not only uncovered extensive Washington influence in the region, it also ushered in a new age of investigative journalism.

The Nation’s longest-running columnist was a witty, brilliant, coruscating presence in our pages for almost thirty years.

Alexander Cockburn

For what the ancients called avarice and iniquity, Alex’s hate was pure. No writer had a deadlier sting against the corruptions of empire.

Blogs

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

Does it matter what necktie you wear when you declare war?

September 10, 2014

An in-depth look at a South Carolina report on domestic violence is at the center of a national conversation. 

September 10, 2014

We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

September 10, 2014

An embarrassing look back at 2014 from aboard the Starship Enterprise. 

September 9, 2014

The Nation’s editor appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss press coverage of ISIS and whether some members of the media are participating in war-mongering.

September 8, 2014

Insider Chuck Todd tries to bring outsider edge to the Sunday show.

September 8, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Beltway Media, American Exceptionalism and foreign policy. 

September 5, 2014