The Nation

on Oct 17, 2014 - 12:49 PM ET
Walmart worker protest

For a moment last week, it looked like Walmart CEOs were getting enlightened. The company promised to “end minimum-wage pay” for its lowest-paid sales workers and touted a plan to ‘”invest in its associate base” and maybe even offer more bonus opportunities. But though these moves might help the several thousand associates earning...

on Oct 17, 2014 - 11:40 AM ET

Turnout is anticipated to be low for the upcoming November elections, and voter interest has been dropping since June; NBC’s political analysts have called it the “great American tune out.” But generalizing about an apathetic electorate ignores one key group of voters whose participation in recent years has been on the rise: black...

on Oct 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM ET
Comedian Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu is one of the most rib-tickling comics working today. He also unabashedly draws much of his humor from political targets, and there are few targets juicier than the Washington football team. On Thursday, Kondabolu dropped a video about the team with the painfully anachronistic and utterly racist name and his unique solution for how team owner Dan Snyder can keep the name. The five minute clip really needs to be seen to be believed, so check it out.


Sports, Society
on Oct 16, 2014 - 16:27 PM ET
Shep Smith

Shep Smith, often the sole voice of reason on Fox News, had had enough of his colleagues’ conspiratorial, “hysterical” and “irresponsible” fear-mongering over Ebola.

Earlier this week, Laura Ingraham had called CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden “the Baghdad Bob of the health care community,” Bill O’Reilly and...

Health, Media, World
on Oct 16, 2014 - 16:11 PM ET
Katha Pollitt

This election year, abortion rights are being vigorously challenged in the courts and in referendums across the US. That’s why Katha Pollitt’s new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, is making an active case for reproductive justice. Pollitt joins Democracy...

Reproductive Rights, Politics
on Oct 16, 2014 - 15:58 PM ET

In the next few days, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with European leaders Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and François Hollande. Stephen Cohen goes on The John Batchelor Show to discuss what...

World Leaders, World