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on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:40 PM ET

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, in 2008 when he was the speaker of the Florida legislature, gave a remarkably candid explanation of why he wanted to curtail, as much as possible, the right of Cubans living in the United States to travel to Cuba. He told The New York Times:

I would never criticize anyone for visiting family members. But that...

on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:33 PM ET
A pre-election rally for Syriza (Reuters)

Elections are supposed to have consequences. When countries establish electoral processes that are sufficiently free and functional to ascertain the clear will of the people—and when those votes are cast and counted in an election that draws a solid majority of eligible voters to the polls—that will should be expressed as something more than a New York Times headline or a Fox News alert. It should be expressed in leadership, law and governance.

on Jan 28, 2015 - 15:00 PM ET
Kai Wright

Contact: Caitlin Graf, The Nation, press [at] thenation.com, 212-209-5400

New York, NY —January 28, 2015—The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine of politics and culture, today announced the appointment of Kai Wright as features editor. In his new role, Wright will edit a...

on Jan 28, 2015 - 11:47 AM ET
Stephen Cohen on The Thom Hartmann Program

In a Skype chat during The Thom Hartmann Program on Monday, Stephen Cohen, a contributing editor at The Nation, spoke with Hartmann about the division in Europe and media’s role within this division, following the Greek elections and the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian conflict.

“It’s a kind of abyss in...

on Jan 28, 2015 - 07:00 AM ET
Challenger crew

In an editorial titled “The Flight That Failed” (February 8, 1986), The Nation argued that the catastrophic Challenger accident pointed to the dimwittedness of President Ronald Reagan’s so-called Strategic Defense Initiative, which would have brought the suicidal-homicidal logic of the arms race into extra-terrestrial space itself.

That flash...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Jan 27, 2015 - 20:43 PM ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have something glaringly obvious in common. They both struggle mightily speaking on camera. That, however, is where the similarities end.

Marshawn Lynch, who thousands of people pay to watch play on Sundays, earned a base salary of $6 million last year.* Roger Goodell, who no fan would put down money to do anything other than perhaps be hooked up to a lie detector, made $44 million....

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