I listen every morning for the facts before the spin is applied by the corporate entertainment news outlets on cable (CNN, Fox, MSNBC, etc). DN is reliable at providing headline news with historical context (as nothing truly happens in a vacuum). DN shoots very straight, with the details of news as it happens from the wars, domestic news, world news, proclaimations from the White House, laws from the Congress, etc. Amy, Jose, Nareem, etc do a wonderful job interviewing the often forgotten dissenting voices vital to a democracy like the anti-war, pro-labor, ethnic minority activists, world leaders, and nonpartisan independent investigative journalists like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Naomi Klein. I hope that other news outlets take notice to how DN enhances the mediascape as a well rounded aggregate for hard news.