Peter Rothberg, the Nation‘s Associate Publisher, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003. His previous positions with The Nation include editor of TheNation.com, publicity director, special projects director and intern. Rothberg is a former speech-writer for civil rights leader Julian Bond and the editor of Lived History: Lives We’ve Lost, 2012-13. A charter member of both the Brooklyn Literary Council and the Oakland Literary Council, a board member of Living Liberally, and a contributing editor of the Brooklyn Quarterly, Rothberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. Follow him on Twitter @peterrothberg.
New York City’s ban on cellphones in schools is taking an amazing $4.2 million a year out of frequently impoverished childrens' pockets.
Thirty years ago today, more than one million people rallied in New York City's Central Park against nuclear arms and for an end to the arms race of the cold war.
We’ll never get to renewable energy if we keep offering gobs of cash to oil, coal and gas companies to continue business as usual.