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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

Although the murders at Virginia Tech had nothing to do with race,
Korean Americans remain worried about anti-Asian fallout.

The homophobic values vote took a body blow in the midterm elections, helped along by hypocrisy in high places.

If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal
access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding
world leaders accountable.

Pop culture does more than validate the claim that torture could help foil bombs seconds before detonation. In shows like 24, where scenes of sensory deprivation are mixed with family melodrama, torture is so routine that it seems one more plot device to create intimacy in characters. The reality is that torture isolates its victims from any sense of intimacy.

The wacky televangelist may have done us a favor by bringing the insanity of Bush Administration tactics into plain view.

An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.

By engaging the marriage debate only in terms of "gay rights," progressives have put themselves in a losing position.

Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.


President Ahmadinejad tells NBC that he’ll pardon the hikers, freeing them in two days. I’m cautiously optimistic.  
Before he was an internet punchline, Rick Santorum was the baby face of compassionate conservatism. Remember that?
Editors and colleauges of Shane Bauer, a Nation contributor, urge Iran to release him and his friend Josh Fattal.
At the moment, we don't know if gunman Jared Lee Loughner was motivated by partisanship or ideology. But his shooting of Congresswoman...
Why are Robert Reich and Howard Dean getting all bromantic with Bill Daley, Obama's choice for White House Chief of Staff?
Many progressives are going hysterical about a Tea Party takeover. People, get a grip! Here are four dynamics, including TINOs (Tea in Name...
Faced with a rash of gay teen suicides, liberal America is taking the easy way out—focusing on teenage bullies and calling for...
A raft of establishment voices have supported the right to build an Islamic center near ground zero, but that hasn't quelled the...