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Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

NSA headquarters

Everything you always wanted to know about CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior and invasion etiquette. 

Ron Unz

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

President Obama

Obama takes himself to be something like a benevolent monarch—a king in a mixed constitutional system, where the duties of the crown are largely ceremonial. 

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Blogs

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

A Fighting Chance is a poignant, populist book that frames a direction for Democrats.

April 23, 2014

All American patriots should have the right to bring their cows to the top of the Empire State Building.

April 23, 2014

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

If the New Jersey governor falters, Jeb Bush is waiting—but he has troubles of his own.

April 21, 2014

A Kansas represented by the outgoing HHS secretary would tell Democrats to get over their timidity.

April 18, 2014

For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 

April 17, 2014