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Talk radio news and analysis from The Nation
March 9, 2021
The Four Horsemen of the Media Apocalypse
The legacies of Trump, Limbaugh, Murdoch, and Ailes are a lasting plague of misinformation, propaganda, and fake news.
February 18, 2021
What Was Rush Limbaugh So Afraid Of?
The late bully’s 30-year reign on talk radio traced and drove the rise of a grievance politics that led to Trump—and the January 6 violence.
December 16, 2020
Talk Radio: Democrats Can’t Win if They Don’t Play
The vast right-wing talk-show network across the United States has enormous political sway—and Republican politicians know and embrace it.
January 27, 2020
Beating Trump Is the Goal. What if Joe Rogan Fans Will Help?
Much of the criticism of Sanders for accepting the endorsement rewrites the past and present of Democratic Party electoral politics.
December 22, 2016
Fake News Is Not the Real Media Threat We’re Facing
What the conservative media machine does is much more dangerous.
David A. Bell
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September 2, 2016
The Terrible Mini-Trump of Minnesota—and the Progressive Who’s Running Against Him
He says the government shouldn’t regulate pollution, shouldn’t meddle in healthcare, and shouldn’t tell people they can’t own slaves. Lovely.
August 19, 2016
Krista Tippett: Speaking of Faith
In a new book, the host of NPR’s
tries to formulate a unified theory of secular spirituality.
July 14, 2016
Trump Pick Pence Is a Right-Wing Political Careerist Who Desperately Wants Out of Indiana
A Limbaugh-loving, Koch-connected member of the corporate conservative political establishment.
February 27, 2015
There’s Only One Thing That Could Actually Get Bill O’Reilly in Trouble, and It’s Not Lying
Magical thinking may forever protect him.
August 8, 2014
Why Some People Just Aren’t Buying Glenn Beck’s ‘Evolved’ Politics
Has Glenn Beck really changed?