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on Apr 1, 2015 - 16:03 PM ET
Chris Hayes

The Nation's Chris Hayes rang in the magazine's 150th birthday on his MSNBC show All In with Chris Hayes. He opened the hour with a powerful statement about The Nation's staying power in the tumultuous media landscape. "If you took a political journalist...

on Apr 1, 2015 - 14:06 PM ET
Chuy Garcia (AP/M. Spencer Green)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says America needs a "political revolution" to change the debate about economic inequality and he sees evidence of the upheaval in Chicago. So the senator is wading into that city's mayoral race as a backer of <a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.chicagoforchuy.com/index.html" href="http://www.chicagoforchuy.com/index.html" style=">Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, the labor-backed progressive who is...

on Apr 1, 2015 - 13:17 PM ET
Los Angeles

The City of Quartz is a city of contrasts, with some of the world’s richest and poorest neighborhoods existing side by side, divided along borders of race and privilege. But what would happen to its dramatically unequal economic landscape if the city created the highest wage floor in the country?

Progressive economists have mapped out a scenario of...

on Apr 1, 2015 - 11:51 AM ET
Mike Krzyzewski

Editor's Note: In the time since this article was published all four men's Final Four coaches have released a joint statement endorsing the positions of the NCAA and their respective institutions on Indiana's controversial religious freedom law.

“I’m only going to talk about my...

Sports, Society
on Apr 1, 2015 - 09:00 AM ET
Whittaker Chambers

Whittaker Chambers was one of Nation literary editor Mark Van Doren’s most promising students at Columbia University, before dropping out, pledging himself to Bolshevism and heading West. According to biographer Sam Tanenhaus, Chambers traveled as a hobo, joined the Wobblies and wrote some poems, which he sent back East to Van Doren, who promptly published them in The Nation. Later, Tanenhaus relates with considerable understatement, “The...

150th Anniversary, The Almanac
on Mar 31, 2015 - 17:41 PM ET
Blackwater target

Despite a sordid and deadly reputation in Iraq, the mercenary army that began as Blackwater and is now known as Academi was the top recipient of Pentagon contracts for training Afghanistan’s security forces from 2002 to 2014, a government watchdog reported Tuesday.

The latest report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (...