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Forensic Analysis Shows the Real Planned Parenthood Scandal Is the Videos Themselves

A review finds evidence the sting videos had been “manipulated” and “deceptively edited.”

Zoë Carpenter

Election 2016

Elizabeth Warren Is a More Interesting Late-Entry Prospect Than Joe Biden

If there is a space for another candidate, why limit the speculation to the vice president?

John Nichols
Campaign Finance

Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money

Amid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.

Alyssa Katz

Hey, LA: Here’s How You Say ‘No’ to the Olympics

Just last month, Boston became the first American city in almost 45 years to say ‘no’ to hosting the Olympics. LA, it’s your turn.

Jonathan Cohn and Robin Jacks

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Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later

Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina

The city has granted more than 24,000 demolition permits since Katrina. The Nation partnered with The Lens, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, to explore the fate of those properties.

The Lens and The Nation

After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.

Laura Tuggle

Waiting for the Presidents in New Orleans

George Bush flew over us. Barack Obama sent his deputies. But both eventually landed, and both leave behind plenty more work toward our recovery.

Jarvis Deberry

Books & the Arts

Welcome to Earth: Cuba’s ‘Special Period’ Gets the Sci-Fi Treatment

The funny, scathing, and heart-wrenching universe of A Planet for Rent.

André Naffis-Sahely

White Hands and Black Skulls: From the Panthers to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Two new films prove the urgency, and inadequacy, of outrage.

Stuart Klawans

Writings From the Most Fractured Place on Earth

The revival of powerful literature about the Levant sheds light on our 21st-century conflicts.

Adina Hoffman
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Focus on Europe

Berlin and Paris Versus Kiev

And Henry Kissinger versus US orthodoxy on Ukraine; and Putin versus Stalin on Russia’s past.

Stephen F. Cohen

Why a Left-Wing Socialist Is Poised to Become the Leader of Britain’s Labour Party

Unlike the party apparatchiks, Jeremy Corbyn has consistently opposed austerity—and voters are enthusiastic.

D.D. Guttenplan

The Promise, and Peril, of Europe’s New Left Solidarity

There's been a groundswell of insurgent politics, from Greece to Britain, but so far victory has been elusive.

Maria Margaronis


Can Hillary Clinton Win Over the Left?

She’s spent decades seeking refuge in the center. Will progressives embrace her now?
Michelle Goldberg

Earlier this year, Buzzfeed uncovered a 1979 television interview with Hillary 
Clinton—then Hillary Rodham—who had just become first lady of Arkansas. In the half-hour video, we see a young woman in oversize glasses, calm and smiling as the host grills her about whether she’s too liberal, too feminist, too career-oriented… Continue Reading >

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The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

150th Anniversary

August 27, 1963: W.E.B. Du Bois Dies

“A society based on money values may reject such a man as scornfully as one based on the tradition of slavery, but a society based upon character and culture will always welcome him.”

Richard Kreitner

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Defend Planned Parenthood Against Republican Attacks

After anti-choice activists released a misleading video, Republicans are intent on defunding Planned Parenthood—once again putting women’s access to much-needed health care at risk.

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