The Nation

on Jan 24, 2015 - 18:40 PM ET

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thanked the crowd of potential 2016 Republican presidential caucus attendees at Saturday’s “Iowa Freedom Summit” for praying for him when he was taking away the collective-bargaining rights of teachers and snowplow drivers and custodians in their neighboring state.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz built his campaign list by...

on Jan 24, 2015 - 07:00 AM ET
Winston Churchill, wax

The Winston Churchill who died on this day in 1965 was not the Winston Churchill who served on The Nation’s editorial board back in 1920; that would be the American novelist Winston Churchill, to whom the future British Prime Minister wrote in 1899: ”Mr. Winston Churchill presents his compliments to Mr. Winston Churchill, and begs to draw his attention to a matter which concerns them both.” That matter was the confusion over their identical...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jan 23, 2015 - 14:23 PM ET
Woman and son at employment office

It’s a war. It’s playing favorites. It’s harmful and divisive....

on Jan 23, 2015 - 13:11 PM ET
History Repeats Itself. The Robber Barons of the Middle Ages and Today.

The “bad old days” are the bogeyman of New York politics. By servicing anyone other than oligarchs, this typically race-inflected story goes, Mayor Bill de Blasio risks the return of crime, grime and graffiti.

But the indictment of New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should make us think of other “bad old days” from the state’s past—the first Gilded Age—when Tammany Hall and its accomplices, the robber barrons (a...

Government, States, From the Archive
on Jan 23, 2015 - 12:05 PM ET
Gaza Palestine Bomb

Queen Arsem-O’Malley focuses on grassroots labor organizing, youth-led social movements, anti-carceral feminism, and critiques of mainstream media.

I’m tired of suppressing myself to...

on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:44 AM ET
France's Le Petit Journal parodies Fox News

It’s a true clash of civilizations: France vs. Fox. Fox and the right have been deriding France as a left-banky, “old Europe,” weak-sister nation ever since it refused to support George W. Bush’s Iraq war. But now, in a turnaround, the French are pummeling Fox—with savage satire and threats of lawsuits, and gleefully transforming Roger Ailes’s bully boys into a bunch of Bianca-spraying...

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