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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.

Blogs

Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

At the Labour Party conference, a whiff of Hollywood glamor helps Britain's anti-hacking campaigners keep their spirits up—and MPs on their toes.

September 27, 2011

Alterman on classic rock and jazz, Reed on cliché's gravitational pull over media.

September 23, 2011

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, along with comrades such as the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Rise Against’s Tom McIlrath, will launch the Justice Tour of labor battleground states Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio with a welcome from firefighters union bagpipers. It's the new solidarity, crossing lines of class, politics, ideology and music.

September 4, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

September 1, 2011

Conservative media outlets don’t know how to fit Qaddafi’s ouster into their false narrative of Obama’s being weak on defense. 

August 22, 2011

Dismantling the right’s “class warfare” hysteria, Jon Stewart dares to speak the “p” word.

August 19, 2011

Eric clears away the brush with reviews and T-Mobile struggles, and Reed envisions the post-Citizen United American democracy.

August 18, 2011

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

August 11, 2011

We need to regain and sustain that momentum If we are to have an independent, fearless and incorruptible media, we have to investigate the Murdochization of our media and politics in the US.

August 10, 2011