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Introducing the Nation Builders

Books and the Arts

Art Spiegelman’s twitchy irreverence

Jeff Koons and the art of blissful idiocy; Kara Walker’s art of subtlety.

Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

Ebooks - Molly Ivins

News and Analysis

Solidarity protest

We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.

Islamic State Militants in Raqqa

The calls for escalating military action against Islamic State (IS) ignore 13 years of evidence that US intervention usually accomplishes the opposite of what Washington intends.

Nurses Protest

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with Communism.

Zephyr Teachout

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

Girls for Gender Equity

Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

Mitch McConnell

At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia.



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Tom Tomorrow

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