Eric Foner on African-Americans in elected office, James Ledbetter on Eisenhower and The Nation and Alisa Solomon on artistic repression in Hungary.
The arc of history bends towards justice, but it will not bend by itself.
John Nichols on filibuster reform; Ari Berman on Obama's new chief of staff, Bill Daley.
America may have a black president—but very few other African-Americans have been elected to political office.
The Nation was central to Eisenhower's understanding of the military-industrial complex.
It was the ultimate photo-op.
If Republicans had their way, citizenship in America would become pay-to-play.
Obama's election was not the game changer progressives hoped for. For that, we need to remake our democracy's rules.
When the Democratic Party fails to use government’s extensive powers to reverse economic disorder, it must be the end of the line for the governing ideology inherited from Roosevelt, Truman and Johnson.
Like Siberia itself, Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia seems simply to drift off into the distance.
The 4,500 images in the recently discovered Mexican Suitcase deepen our understanding of photojournalism as well as the complexities of the Spanish Civil War.