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FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

If it’s not blocked, a single corporation will be able to dictate digital communications and media content for decades to come.

Woody Allen

A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

A biography by Gabriel Sherman clarifies the Fox impresario’s role in his network’s deceptions.

Smog

What happens in our wars, politics and culture, who is celebrated and who ignored—none of it will matter if climate change devastates the planet.

Blogs

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/26/15?

April 24, 2015

How can we judge the latest Clinton scandal when the reporting around it is so murky?

April 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 4/21/15?

April 21, 2015

Media fear and self-loathing are already on the campaign trail.

April 17, 2015

Doug Hughes is not a dangerous fruitcake. In fact, he is a small-d democratic idealist who went out of his way to alert the authorities in advance of his so-called “Freedom Flight.”

April 17, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015