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How do I write for The Nation?

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What is your comment policy?

You can view TheNation.com's comment policy here. While we welcome astute criticism, we don't see our comment threads as freewheeling forums for open expression. We think that respectful and thoughtful conversations are always more interesting and strive to create a space where they can flourish.  

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What is EmailNation and how do I sign up for it?

Click here to sign-up for EmailNation. EmailNation is sent three times a week and offers instant updates on the latest breaking news; the first look at new articles by Nation regulars like Naomi Klein, Jeremy Scahill, Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Nichols, Katha Pollitt and Eric Alterman and info on when Nation writers are appearing on television and radio. The E-Mail Nation mailing list is free of charge for subscribers and non-subscribers. Joining the mailing list will not confer full subscriber access to the Nation website.

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How do I have my name removed from your paper mailing list?

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I am supposed to be receiving e-mails from the Nation, but nothing is coming to my inbox. What's wrong?

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How do I stop receiving marketing emails from The Nation?

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What is your privacy policy?

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How do I donate to The Nation?

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How do I subscribe to The Nation magazine?

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How do I search for published articles, blogs, features or multimedia on TheNation.com?

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How can I search TheNation.com by author?

Click here to visit our author pages at www.thenation.com/authors. Click the letter that corresponds to the first letter in the author's last name. Then scroll the names displayed to find the author you are looking for and click that author's name to visit their bio page with links to all stories, blogs and featured published by them on TheNation.com.

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Is there a way to search articles by date?

All of our issues dated 2001 and after are available and organized by date in the widget on the left rail of our "Current Issue" section of our website. Also on our search page years are listed to the right of the search results. Click on the year you want to search, and all returns will be filtered so only content published within that year will be returned.

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I am a subscriber, how do I access PDFs in the archive?

Both print and digital subscribers have free access to all Nation articles published from 1865 to the present.  Non-subscribers are asked to pay $2.95 for each archived article.  If you are a subscriber but cannot access the archive, it is because:

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I purchased an archive PDF but I never received it. What do I do?

Login to the site and click on your username in the header to navigate to your user pages. On your user pages there is navigation:

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Is there a large-print version of The Nation?

The Nation does not come in a large-print version. The Library for the Blind produces audio recordings of The Nation. The Nation is also available in various formats designed for electronic readers such as the Kindle and Nook. These devices feature adjustable font size.

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Where can I see videos on TheNation.com?

The Nation has a robust multimedia section with regular videos from frequent contributors. Click here to see the Video Section of TheNation.com.

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Does The Nation have RSS feeds?

Click here to view our RSS feeds and subscribe to them. RSS—Really Simple Syndication—allows readers to receive frequently updated content to their in-box or handheld device.

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I purchased a digital subscription for my Kindle / I-pad / Nook / Sony E-Reader. Why can’t I loginto the Nation website?

Subscriptions purchased for reading devices are all owned and distributed by their respective manufacturers.

Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sony and Apple all license our content, but the license only extends to material that can be read on their respective devices using their proprietary software. If you wanted to have full access to the Nation website, you would need to purchase a Nation subscription through the Nation magazine (800) 333-8536.

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Are you planning to create a version of The Nation that can be read on the Droid and the Blackberry?

The Nation.com has plans to expand and optimize its site for mobile users in 2012. Optimization will aim to improve mobile user experience in all major operating systems including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and SymbianOS.

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Will The NationNow free iPhone app ever be available on the Android platform?

Yes, the Nation is releasing the free NationNow app on the Andriod platform in May 2011. Click here to visit our 50 Ways page for more information and details on that release.

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I have a subscription to the Nation online, but I would like to transfer that to a Kindle / Ipad / Nook / E-Reader subscription.

Nation Digital Subscriptions, purchased through the Nation, are non transferable.  If you would prefer to read the Nation on your electronic device, you would need to cancel your subscription with the Nation by telephoning (800) 333-8536 and purchase a subscription from the other distributor.

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I had a subscription to the Nation online, but then I bought an Ipad / Nook / Kindle and decided to purchase a Nation subscription for that device. Will my original subscription be canceled automatically and applied to my new subscription?

We are not notified by other companies when Nation subscribers have purchased subscriptions to the Nation on their devices. You will need to telephone (800) 333-8536 and cancel your subscription with the Nation.

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I am thinking about buying a subscription designed specifically for my reading device, but I am concerned about supporting the Nation.  Will the Nation receive a percentage of my subscription payment?

The Nation is proud to offer our content on a variety of 21st Century platforms for the convenience of our readers. The best way to support the Nation is to purchase a Digital Subscription directly through the magazine. This gives readers access to the entire website including all articles published since the magazine's first issue in 1865. Nation Digital Subscribers can also download entire issues in PDF dating back to 2005.


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