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Laura Poitras and Edward Snowden

“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”

Maureen Dowd

Critics like Maureen Dowd of the Times live in an Oz-like dream world.

Libertarians and leftists alike predict a world of competing digital currencies.

Bill Maher

The comedian on drawing blue crowds in red states, his campaign to unseat a terrible Congressman and why it’s wrong to say anyone should be taken off the air.

Twitter

What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Luis García Britto

Roberto Lovato interviews intellectual heavyweight Luis García Britto about the role of the media in the current conflict in Venezuela. 

Blogs

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

Thinking is so 14th century.

February 24, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015