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on May 6, 2015 - 14:49 PM ET
Clinton immigration

Hillary Clinton sat down with a group of undocumented students in Las Vegas on Monday and proceeded to stun immigrant-rights advocates by laying out an expansive immigration-policy agenda. She reiterated support for a pathway to citizenship, which is standard Democratic fodder. But she also called for an extension of deportation relief to parents of children brought to the United States illegally, for a revamp of the immigration enforcement system, and for reunifying...

on May 6, 2015 - 14:11 PM ET
Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders announced legislation Wednesday that would break up the country’s largest financial institutions. It’s the third time he’s introduced such a measure, but this time around he wields the large microphone of a presidential candidate.

The bill, titled the “Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act,” will also be introduced in the House by...

on May 6, 2015 - 13:28 PM ET
John Kiriakou

This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus.

John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer. Back in 2007, he became the first US government official to confirm—and condemn—the practice of torture by CIA interrogators.

After a drawn-out legal battle, federal authorities convicted Kiriakou of leaking...

on May 6, 2015 - 13:00 PM ET
Russian fighter jets celebrate Victory Day

Stephen Cohen, contributing editor at The Nation, joined The John Batchelor Show on Tuesday to revisit the popular narrative of American exceptionalism in World War II. As Moscow prepares to celebrate Victory Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, Cohen urged listeners to...

on May 6, 2015 - 11:22 AM ET
New York Knicks owner James Dolan

Given the myriad ways that the teams we love don’t always love us back, it’s a wonder more sports fans don’t abandon the squads of their youth. A sports organization can have a criminal owner or an economic agenda that involves syphoning millions of dollars in public money, or employ players that are genuinely awful human beings, and we will still irrationally love them. Yet everyone has a line that if crossed, will cause them to say goodbye to the team...

Sports, Society
on May 6, 2015 - 10:31 AM ET
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mike Huckabee is a predictably extreme conservative on a host of social issues. But on a number of economic issues, he is something of a populist.

That combination makes him a much more serious contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination than much of the media—and even some of his fellow candidates in the race he...