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Get Ready for Scott Walker… and the Ruthless Politics of Walkerism

For the presidential candidate from Wisconsin, politics is a win-at-any-cost competition for power.

John Nichols


Malaysia Needed a Clean Human Rights Record—So the State Department Just Gave It to Them

The president cleansed Malaysia of its notorious human trafficking record to give the country a front row seat to join the TPP—and Congress can’t do anything about it.

William Greider
Election 2016

How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement

A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.

Ari Berman
Middle East

It’s Not a Nuclear-Armed Iran That Israel and Saudi Arabia Really Fear

It’s that the Vienna Agreement opens the door for the United States and Iran to develop important financial and trade ties.

Peter Van Buren

From the Magazine

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The Politics of Trump

The Republicans Have Been Trumped; Democrats Can Organize Better Debates

Both parties have their work cut out for them when it comes to improving their primary debates.

John Nichols

Obligatory Donald Trump Cartoon

Have you heard how outrageous he is?

Tom Tomorrow

For Republicans, the Real Nightmare Is a Third-Party Trump

For top Republicans, managing Trump is like “playing with nitroglycerine.”

John Nichols

Black Lives Matter

Black Love Matters

A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.

Mark Winston Griffith

An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel

The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Dave Zirin

How Did ‘Driving While Black’ Turn Deadly for Sandra Bland?

Bland didn’t bow or scrape to an aggressive police officer.

Dani McClain
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Radical Histories

The History of American Capitalism You Probably Didn't Learn in School

A multimedia timeline of the fight for a fair economy for all, 1862 - 2015
The Nation

Since its founding in 1865, The Nation has been a home for writers instigating, reporting on, and arguing about struggles for social and economic justice. We have held fast to our “Nation Ideals”— from racial justice to feminism, from environmentalism to civil liberties—throughout our 150-year history. This month, we’re celebrating… Continue Reading >

The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

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Books & the Arts

Elements of Style

The legendary Balanchine dancer Violette Verdy embodies the alchemy that turns music into meaning.

Marina Harss

The Most Eccentric New Yorkers and the Writer Who Loved Them

Joseph Mitchell and his subjects were “all freaks together.”

Robert S. Boynton

Trans Sex Workers Seek Comfort and Vengeance in Sean Baker’s ‘Tangerine’

Sin-Dee and Alexandra find little solace on the LA streets except in each other.

Stuart Klawans
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Tell Congress: Do Not Sabotage Diplomacy With Iran

Members of Congress are threatening to sabotage the historic deal with Iran—a move that risks bringing us closer to war.

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