The Nation, NPR, NY Times etc are all dependent on subscriptions from pseudo liberal progressives except Palestine (PEP) . If the Times was truly open minded instead of devout zionist they would lose Westchester county, that’s the bread and buter for the Times. Heads would roll. I always remind myself that it was the Times that single-handedly brought us the Spainish American War. They are following a great tradition, I just can’t bring myself to reading that rotten rag. Alterman is a perfect example of PEP. Why would we expect otherwise. And yes the Nation is just an appendage of the Democratic party. They used to get my money.