The Nation media bias rating is Left.

The media bias of The Nation is Left

The Nation describes itself on its website as, "Principled. Progressive. The Nation speaks truth to power to build a more just society ... [The Nation] empowers readers to fight for justice and equality for all ... We argue that dissent is patriotic and we hold the powerful to account, no matter their political persuasion."

The Nation has been dubbed "the most widely read weekly journal of progressive political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis." [Source: Wikipedia]

Per an independent review conducted by an AllSides staff member in April 2022, The Nation maintained its Left bias. The Nation displays different types of media bias, including story choice that appeals to people on the left. Some headlines from spring 2022 featured on The Nation include "Why The Right Is So Mad About Trans Athletes," "Congress Is Dragging Its Feet on Recognizing a Staffers’ Union,"and  "Why Does the Media Care More About “the Slap” Than Trump’s Missing Call Logs?".  The Nation also endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders for President in 2016.

Some summer 2018 headlines featured on The Nation included, "Judge Kavanaugh: An Originalist With a New — and Terrifying — Interpretation of Executive Power," "These 5 Trump Policies Are Leading Us Toward Economic Chaos," "Trump's War on Children," and "The Republican Congress Isn't Even Pretending to Do Its Job."

About The Nation

The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. The periodical, devoted to politics and culture, is self-described as "the flagship of the left." Founded on July 6, 1865, it is published by The Nation Company, L.P., at 33 Irving Place, New York City. [Source: Wikipedia]

Funding, Financing, and Ownership

Note: Funding and ownership is not taken into account when determining AllSides Media Bias Ratings. While it's true ownership and financial interests can affect what goes to print, our bias ratings are determined by assessing the bias of content only. We provide financial and ownership information as an FYI to our readers.

The Nation is sustained in part by a group of more than 30,000 donors called Nation Builders, who donate funds to the periodical above and beyond their annual subscription fees.

Updated April 5, 2022

Authors who have written for The Nation

John Nichols, Jimmy Tobias, Elie Mystal

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