The Nation

on Oct 23, 2014 - 10:24 AM ET
Funeral of Baby Doc

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

Haitians have seen their fair share of dictators and despots since their country gained its independence in 1804. But for the 1 million Haitians currently living abroad, one dynasty looms above the rest.

For nearly three decades, Haiti was ruled by the notorious Duvaliers—first by Francois...

on Oct 22, 2014 - 17:11 PM ET
Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren gave an interview to People magazine for this week’s issue and was asked for roughly the thousandth time if she planned to run for president. But her answer to this query was different than all the others:

But is the freshman senator from Massachusetts herself on board with a run for...

on Oct 22, 2014 - 16:25 PM ET
Shep Smith
on Oct 22, 2014 - 13:58 PM ET
Apple store

Behind Silicon Valley’s glossy ads and gleaming products stands an army of exploited manufacturing workers. As customers flood Apple’s stores with the launch of each new phone, a steady trickle of reports has brought to light the egregious labor violations and sickeningly fast production speeds that go into creating the...

Sweatshops, Technology, Corporations
on Oct 22, 2014 - 13:32 PM ET

Campaign-finance operations are mutating at a frightening pace; each successive election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has birthed new varieties of independent expenditure groups that deliver even more access for wealthy donors and corporations. This year, single-candidate expenditure groups...

on Oct 22, 2014 - 11:04 AM ET
Columbia University Library.

In the past two years, Columbia University students have attempted to remedy the vexing problem of college affordability with an old but largely untried idea: a student credit union.

Credit unions form a cooperatively owned alternative to traditional banks in which profits go to providing better rates and lower fees for the credit union’s clients. Recipients of capital become shareholders in the institution and participate in its decisions.