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While honoring the legacy of American communists, 
a new generation of radicals has chosen to organize under 
the “socialist” banner.

Corporations are not people, money is not speech, and votes must matter more than billionaires’ dollars.

It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.

After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.

Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.

As The Nation looks forward to the next 150 years, we asked some contributors to StudentNation, the campus-oriented section of our site, and former Nation interns what a radical future looks like to them.

Wanggaard

In Wisconsin, a new bill is threatening to kill workers’ one day of rest.

Surveillance camera and Capitol

A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes. Stop pretending it’s not happening.

It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.

Blogs

Huckabee's formula—very conservative on social issues but defending Social Security and opposing free trade—could upset a lot of calculations.

May 6, 2015

Democratic National Committee accepts that 2016 race will be competitive. Here's how to make the debates better.

May 5, 2015

Conservatives say they hate identity politics, but they practice a particularly crude version of them.

May 4, 2015

The very different candidates for the Democratic nomination have a lot to debate.

April 30, 2015

A bill recently passed by the Maryland Legislature would restore voting rights to 40,000 people, the majority of them African-American.

April 30, 2015

“America does not belong to the billionaire class,” he says, “it belongs to all of us.”

April 28, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

Obama's barb worked because it had the ring of truth.

April 27, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

In a lengthy call with reporters, Obama pushed back hard on liberal criticisms of his trade bill.

April 24, 2015