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Barack Obama

Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.

Associated Press offices

The uproar over government searches of media phone records should not obscure the deeper problem—the law’s failure to protect the privacy of all of us in the digital age.

Reports of President Obama’s demise turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

photo of Janet Malcolm

The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Journalist

The future of media must include all of us.

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of the Tribune Company are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

Mary Thom

The feminist author and long-time editor of Ms. magazine died tragically in a biking accident.

New York Times

From climate change to financial meltdown, the worst of our journalism is becoming the norm. 

Blogs

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

What happens to press freedom when an ALEC-supporting telecom giant owns one of the world’s most-read news sites?

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

The veteran investigative journalist debunked the official version of the bin Laden killing—now there's a rush to smear him.

May 12, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

Progressive political groups and New York politicians recognize Katrina vanden Heuvel’s leadership at the helm of the 150-year-old institution.

May 8, 2015