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on Aug 14, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
President Obama demands "economic patriotism" from corporations

We all pay our taxes. Why shouldn’t multibillion-dollar corporations? Thanks to corporate inversions, many highly profitable companies are stiffing the United States government of billions of dollars that could be used to fund vital social programs. By buying a foreign company and reincorporating overseas, these corporations are able to avoid US taxes even while they enjoy the benefits of keeping much of their operations located here. The practice is getting more...

Activism, Corporations
on Jul 30, 2014 - 16:40 PM ET
Students protest their school's handling of sexual assault

Earlier this month, The Nation partnered with Know Your IX, a national survivor-run campaign to fight campus sexual violence. Together we called on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges accountable for their treatment of sexual assault. This morning, a group of senators...

Activism, Higher Education
on Jul 14, 2014 - 14:34 PM ET
A demonstration for net neutrality

It’s been nearly two months since the Federal Communications Commission announced new rules that could destroy net neutrality, and the fight to preserve the open Internet is heating up. Earlier this month, Color of Change (COC), an organization devoted to strengthening the political voice of black Americans, took aim at ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for being on the wrong side of the...

Internet and New Media, Activism
on Jul 8, 2014 - 15:30 PM ET
Protest at Amherst College

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to be partnering with Know Your IX to demand appropriate consequences for colleges that fail to address sexual assault and rape on their campuses. We’re publishing this piece by Alexandra Brodsky and Dana Bolger of Know Your IX to give our readers a chance to...

Feminism, Activism
on Jul 3, 2014 - 13:30 PM ET
President Obama and solar panels

In the early 1940s, faced with the destruction wrought by the Great Depression and a brewing world war, the United States government established the Victory Bonds program. Through the creation of affordable government-backed bonds, the program gave Americans of modest means the chance to invest in their country during crises that called for immediate action.

Today, the fight against climate change demands that same urgency. That’s why The Nation is...

Climate Change, Activism
on Jun 19, 2014 - 12:20 PM ET
Iraqi funeral

As Iraq suffers again from bloody sectarian conflict and potential civil war, many of the same pundits and politicians who supported the US invasion in 2003 are now advocating for military intervention once again. This is the wrong response. As Katrina vanden Heuvel wrote in her column for The Washington Post, “We learned in 2003 that when we move in with guns...