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Far-left magazine that "Helps the Power" instead of being like lefties of old and "Fighting the Power". That might be explained by the fact that their editor and publisher is Katrina vanden Heuvel, a member of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations).

The Nation spent a year investigating Lou Dobbs, after he'd lost his CNN spot and after he'd changed his immigration position to be more like theirs. The most they came up with was that he'd contracted with a company that might have hired a few illegal aliens. What they won't do is follow the real money: immigration banks. Instead, they promote policies that would harm regular Americans while profiting the elite.

Instead of "Questioning Authority" as lefties of old did, they were involved in a scheme to solicit puffball questions for Obama.

They've also attempted to debunk the North American Union scheme - a scheme promoted by the CFR of which vanden Heuvel is a member - over the objections of their readers (see the 8/13/07 UPDATE at that link).

Last modified Dec 1, 2010
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