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on Aug 29, 2014 - 16:47 PM ET

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, I’ve revised a previous attempt at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people. The list is highly debatable; songs about working and working people cut across musical genres and generations. I know it’s a travesty to not include “Which Side Are You On?” or Johnny Paycheck’s...

on Aug 29, 2014 - 13:23 PM ET

Before we discuss the content of the NFL’s new guidelines relating to domestic violence, let’s be clear: the NFL has about as much of a commitment to do something about violence against women as British Petroleum—or is it Beyond Petroleum—has to cleaning up the environment.

Both are multibillion-dollar corporations with one job and one job only, and that is to maximize their bottom line. Sometimes that project demands acknowledging public...

on Aug 29, 2014 - 12:50 PM ET

This post was originally published at RepublicReport.org

“Lifestyles of the Rich Environmentalists,” produced by a group called the Institute for Energy Research, is a slick web video...

US Politics, Environment, Politics
on Aug 29, 2014 - 06:48 AM ET

Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out July 25 and ...

Education, Activism, Politics
on Aug 28, 2014 - 16:05 PM ET

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

In his novel The Plague, Albert Camus describes how death comes to an ugly French port in Algeria.

Thanks to an infestation of rats and the fleas they carry, the bubonic plague descends upon the city in the spring and intensifies during the hot summer. After a short period of denial, the...

on Aug 28, 2014 - 15:22 PM ET

Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority broadly to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

Hundreds gathered outside the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC, and marched across the National Mall to mark what they called the National Day to Fight for Families. As some 150 protesters prepared to be arrested in front of the...