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A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

“A thin but pleasant sort of rhetoric” suffused FDR’s second inaugural address, The Nation thought.

Service, without activism, doesn’t capture King’s true radicalism.

Black Lives Matter protest

In the wake of the Ferguson uprising, black students nationwide are indicting the state violence they face in American education everyday.

Why does Europe so love Poe? The Nation’s Simeon Strunsky asked on the writer’s 100th birthday. Because in him “she has caught the true voice of the young world beyond the seas.”

Dr. Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali shared a bond in their commitment against war and for social justice. It wasn’t a popular bond and it deserves to be remembered. 

The president will use his State of the Union Address to propose new taxes and fees on very rich people and very big banks.

The Nation’s editor reports from the conference, where he laments the absence of women, workers and communists.

When Dwight D. Eisenhower left office in January 1961 he warned against the growing menace to democracy of “the military-industrial complex,” to which The Nation devoted an entire issue in October of 1961 authored by Fred Cook, who more or less single-handedly revived the muckraking tradition in the United States.

By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

The Interview premiere

The film perpetuates America’s myth of itself as the guardian of global peace. But in reality, it’s the United States that has too hastily escalated sanctions.

At the turn of Dr. King’s birthday, the struggle for freedom rolls on.


As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

The Nation’s editor and publisher Oswald Garrison Villard, whatever his radicalism on other issues, was a lifelong teetotaler, influenced by a childhood warning by his mother to stay away from strong drink. In an editorial titled “Who Undermines Prohibition?” (June 27, 1923). The Nation argued that the issue should be decided by a national popular vote.

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

Why did Democrats wait until now to make a sharp left economic turn?

Clue is to puzzle as puzzle is to extravaganza.

Five years after its earthquake, and more than ten years after its coup, the UN needs to be out and Haiti needs to be free.

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.