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Are You Haitian?

American media upped its coverage of the Dominican Republic’s internment and deportation practices, but the repression of Haitians continues.

Greg Grandin

Election 2016

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

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

John Nichols

Could Japan Become America’s New Proxy Army?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to alter a key provision of Japan’s constitution to lift the country’s 70-year ban on foreign deployments.

Tim Shorrock

Ethiopia Claims a US Precedent for Its Crackdown on Journalists

Now that he’s in Addis Ababa, President Obama should call for the release of those locked up by Washington's “war on terror” ally.

Laetitia Bader

From the Magazine

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The Water Crisis

The California Drought Is Just the Beginning of Our National Water Emergency

For years, Americans dismissed dire water shortages as a problem of the Global South. Now the crisis is coming home.

Maude Barlow

How Israel Uses Water to Control Palestinian Life

The relentless scarcity is purposeful and integral to Israel’s strategy of “demographic balance.”

Charlotte Silver

Chris Christie Is Turning Tap Water Into a Private Commodity

A new law pushed by the governor makes it even easier for towns to sell their public utilities to private corporations.

James F. Kelly

The GOP Field

Bobby Jindal Broke Louisiana So Badly That Even the GOP Doesn’t Want Him

Inevitability is just about the only thing animating Jindal’s presidential bid.

Zoë Carpenter

Scott Walker Is Trolling Us

Sports as political money laundering is nothing new. But it's difficult to think of an example as brazen as Scott Walker's stadium deal for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dave Zirin

The Scariest Thing About Donald Trump Is That All the GOP Candidates Agree With Him

When it comes to immigration, Trump is an avatar for the Republican Party’s xenophobia.

Zoë Carpenter
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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 >

Election 2016

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

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

John Nichols

Donald Trumps the Media

We think he’s dead, but Franken-Donald keeps coming back.

Leslie Savan

Bobby Jindal, Does Louisiana ‘Love Us Some Guns’ Now?

The Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential candidate bears much responsibility for the fact that his state has some of the laxest gun laws in the US—and leads the country in gun deaths.

Zoë Carpenter
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Books & the Arts

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

Can We Cure Genetic Diseases Without Slipping Into Eugenics?

Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?

Nathaniel Comfort

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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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