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GOOD MEDICINE: "When you're face to face with a patient, you
can't worry about the fact that they can't pay," says Dr.

The Nation's Chris Hayes and National Review's Reihan Salam debate whether the US is now a socialist nation...and whether that is a good thing.

The latest political sex scandal isn't a scandal at all but a circumstance as old and common as time.

The Nation and the NAACP; democracy derailed in Honduras; Sotomayor and Ricci

Sebastian Jones on healthcare reform, Nisa Qazi on refugees in Pakistan, John Nichols on NOW's Kim Gandy

John Nichols on antiwar Democrats, Corbin Hiar on Greenland and global warming, The Nation Associates on Ning

An oil giant settles in human rights lawsuit; Virginia's Mr. Anonymous wins primary; American reporters convicted in North Korea; Doris Shaffer remembered.

Voting rights for Kuwaiti women; Steve Earle's tribute to Townes Van Zandt; remembering Amos Elon

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel debates Joe Scarborough on the tenets of conservatism and the legacy of Ronald Reagan.

Meltdown in Motown: A Nation forum in Detroit gauges the city's pain and looks for solutions.


Nichols says Walker has "very bad judgment in the people he hires and trusts."

January 6, 2012

Alterman on comedy and Crosby, Stills and Nash and Reed on media's political coverage bias. 

November 11, 2011

Nancy Pelosi's additions to the Super Committee finalizes the group of twelve congresspersons tasked with deciding how to cut $1.2 trillion dollars from the federal budget.

August 12, 2011

Conservatives attack President Obama as a Jimmy Carter, but he's really more of a George H.W. Bush.

June 17, 2011

Eric takes on Time magazine's severe editorial weaknesses and Reed Richardson offers his predictions for Mitt Romney's presidential run.

April 29, 2011

Fetuses are stealing the show from women.

March 7, 2011

For progressive Democrats, the impending death of the Democratic Leadership Council is long overdue.

February 8, 2011

Our media has found a new way to be as bad as it ever was, LTC Bob on packing for an overseas deployment and some hate mail.

January 6, 2011

The soon-to-be-former House speaker owes Democrats an explanation of why she should be minority leader—and what she thinks she can accomplish in the role.

November 9, 2010