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Richard Kim

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Richard Kim

Richard Kim

Executive Editor

Richard Kim is the executive editor of TheNation.com. He is co-editor, with Betsy Reed, of the New York Times bestselling anthology Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare. Kim has appeared on MSNBC's All In with Chris HayesUp with Chris Hayes/Steve KornackiMelissa Harris-Perry, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now! and other media outlets. He has taught at New York University and Skidmore College. Follow him on Twitter @richardkimnyc.


News and Features

He’s a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions. 

It’s hard to imagine a Democrat of national stature more ill-equipped to speak to the populist mood than HRC.

Supporters of mayoral candidate Christine Quinn trumpet the historic nature of her candidacy, but her record is nothing to be proud of. 

Republicans long ago embraced a whites-only political strategy—and continue to reap its rewards in Southern states.

There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.

Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.

As the weather heats up, so will the action. But what direction should the movement take?

The congresswoman and Senate candidate talks to The Nation about fair trade, Citizens United and what healthcare reform really means for Wisconsin.

The protesters have put their faith in the last seemingly credible force in the world: each other.


Anthony Weiner is a weasel, a liar, a moron and a ridiculous egomaniac. It doesn’t take a picture of his junk to prove that.
There ought to be a response to violence besides callous indifference and total social warfare.
The problem isn’t that Americans are spending more money on stuff—they’re not. It’s that stuff has gotten cheaper.
There is a special place reserved for the late New York City mayor in gay hell.
It’s not about the sex—it’s about the emotion.
In an era of post-truth, asymmetrically polarized politics, Lehrer and PBS have never seemed so sad and ill-equipped. 
Citing deficit woes, at least six Republican governors say they won’t expand Medicaid. But closing tax breaks and loopholes for the...