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As New York City struggles with continued foreclosures, an anemic economy and large deficits, we hear constant calls to balance the budget on the backs of those most in need. But we believe that the city can plan a recovery that narrows the growing economic divide.

A clash between a feminist activist and a former Guantánamo detainee divides the left.

At Berkeley in 1964, Mario Savio embodied the need to speak and act in the face of doubt.

The journal's sustained critique of neoliberalism remains indispensable.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel proposes rocker John
Mellencamp as a successor to Evan Bayh and considers the likelihood of a Republican majority.

Remembering a visionary thinker and doer.

NPR's attempt to appease its critics by featuring comment from conservative pundits went a step too far when it let radical right-wing advocate David Horowitz contribute to Howard Zinn's obituary.

Howard Zinn's writings remain essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the upheavals of the '60s

Remembering the pragmatic radical.

Katrina vanden Heuvel urges Democrats to mobilize their base and stop making damaging compromises with the Right.

Blogs

A presidential candidate with a history of beating incumbents, rewriting electoral rules and upsetting political expectations.

May 26, 2015

What Americans can learn from Alberta’s vote to tax corporations, fund services and get serious about climate change.

May 7, 2015

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000-word excoriation of Dr. Cornel West is highly personal. But there is a political fight thrumming beneath the surface.

April 20, 2015

The newspaper warns it would be “a big mistake” for Democrats to “let Hillary Clinton coast to the presidential nomination without real opposition.”

March 23, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

Hillary now claims she’ll implement progressive economic policies—but Bill said the same in 1992.

March 10, 2015

Former Bill Clinton cabinet member calls for “a tough primary challenger.”

March 6, 2015

Labor-allied party in New York  joins national push for a Warren challenge to Hillary Clinton.

February 9, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.

December 12, 2014