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How to Repeal the Tax Loophole That Allows Companies to Hide Their Profits in Offshore Accounts

If we want to address the inequality crisis, we must prevent corporations from sitting on hoards of untaxed cash.

David Cay Johnston

Politics

Senate Blocks Attack on Planned Parenthood, But the Political Assault Continues

Instead of a serious debate about the facts, for GOP candidates who sit in the Senate this is “all about politics.”

John Nichols
Asia

70 Years Later, We Still Haven’t Apologized for Bombing Japan

We’ve somehow convinced ourselves that Hiroshima was an act of mercy.

Christian Appy
Climate Change

‘Blockadia’ Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil

For more than 36 hours, activists on land, sea, and in the air held up the ship headed to Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling effort.

Arun Gupta

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From the Archive: Vidal and Buckley

Requiem for the American Empire

“Empires are restless organisms. They must constantly renew themselves; should an empire start leaking energy, it will die.”

Gore Vidal

When ‘Commentary’ Parroted ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

Like it or not, Jews and homosexualists are in the same fragile boat, and one would have to be pretty obtuse not to see the common danger.

Gore Vidal

William F. Buckley Lived Off Evil As Mold Lives Off Garbage

A not-too-fond remembrance of “Squire Willie,” patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

Robert Sherrill

Feature

The Wettest Rainforest in the United States Has Gone Up in Flames

When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.
Subhankar Banerjee

The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away. Deep in Washington’s Olympic National Park, the aptly named Paradise Fire, undaunted by the dampness of it all, was eating the forest… Continue Reading >

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Focus on the Environment

The Water in Rio Is Full of Sludge and Rotting Fish—And Olympians Are Supposed to Swim in It

Athletes who participate in water sports will carry an infection risk of 99 percent.

Dave Zirin

‘Blockadia’ Activists Up the Ante Against Shell Oil

For more than 36 hours, activists on land, sea, and in the air held up the ship headed to Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling effort.

Arun Gupta

The Apache vs. Rio Tinto

The San Carlos tribe is fighting to block a massive mining project that would cut a two-mile wide crater through sacred land.

Nick Kimbrell
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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

Why the Black Lives Matter Protest at Netroots Nation Was Long Overdue

It's time Democratic candidates offer voters a meaningful plan for tackling systemic racism.

Dani McClain

A Q&A With Opal Tometi, Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter

A conversation about building an inclusive movement, the importance of identity, and how to shift the narrative of justice away from jailing killer cops.

Mychal Denzel Smith

The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

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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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