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When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.


Taxpayers are basically moneylenders to a government that is far more interested in subsidizing business than in caring for their workers.

Dollar bill

A brilliant book has named the problem of our time. But will anything change?

Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.


We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.


For the first time, the US has been included in its own report on countries that are sites of human trafficking.

June 15, 2010

On Florida public radio, Nation authors Linda Darling-Hammond and Philissa Cramer discuss the ways the US can equalize its education resources and teacher training.

June 14, 2010

On The Ed Show, Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel says that labor's money wasn't wasted in Arkansas.

June 11, 2010

Are monied women now running for office going to put their tight-fist fiscal conservativism or their faux feminism first?

June 10, 2010

Obama could don the mantle of two Roosevelts at once.

June 8, 2010

Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Real Time with Bill Maher warning the president to regulate the oil industry and not vice versa.

June 7, 2010

Having trouble picturing the extent of the damage? This website pours it all over your address.

June 4, 2010

For all the talk of Wall Street reform, and new consumer protections, and talk of alternative energy policy, the fact remains that for most people, America is a sinking ship.

June 2, 2010

Nation DC Editor Christopher Hayes appears on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the future of BP and whether the spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be the end for the oil giant.

June 2, 2010

Nation writer Corey Robin discusses Ayn Rand's kitsch philosophy.

June 1, 2010