The Wall Street Journal has suffered under the Murdoch era.
Currently, the only corporate-free reader-supported nonprofit news organization is Mother Jones, who does not answer to any corporate overlord and does not have take orders from advertisers. They are well-despised by people who do not offer much of an argument as to why. Mother Jones issues original reported content seven days a week, a whole lot more commitment and investment than many news organizations that pluck and recycle AP and Reuters and NYT articles.
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, having been founded in 1865.
It is the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis.
Barack Obama had this to say:
"In an era of instant, 140-character news cycles and reflexive toeing of the party line, it's incredible to think of the 150-year history of The Nation. It's more than a magazine — it's a crucible of ideas forged in the time of Emancipation, tempered through depression and war and the civil-rights movement, and honed as sharp and relevant as ever in an age of breathtaking technological and economic change. Through it all, The Nation has exhibited that great American tradition of expanding our moral imaginations, stoking vigorous dissent, and simply taking the time to think through our country's challenges anew. If I agreed with everything written in any given issue of the magazine, it would only mean that you are not doing your jobs. But whether it is your commitment to a fair shot for working Americans, or equality for all Americans, it is heartening to know that an American institution dedicated to provocative, reasoned debate and reflection in pursuit of those ideals can continue to thrive."
I can attest to some epic arguments in the Nation, Christopher Hitchens fighting with Gore Vidal, great clashes of egos who knew how to think and write. Gore Vidal also clashed with William F Buckley on the pages of the Nation and wrote an astonishingly vituperative but delicious essay "A Distasteful Encounter with William F. Buckley, Jr." Nowadays, we do not have great minds clashing, we have less-than-great minds sniping, but still . . . read! Expose yourself to many arguments and perspectives!
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