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NSA headquarters

US intelligence has been blindside by the rise and spread of ISIS and the collapse of the Iraqi army.

Norm Coleman

As the Obama administration counts on Saudi Arabia as a key ally against ISIS, the kingdom flexes its muscles in Washington.

Protest Rally

Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.

Andrew Cuomo’s challenger for Governor of New York State didn’t beat him in the primary, but she did prove that no candidate is invincible.

A new crop of progressive populists is winning primaries across the nation and challenging Clintonian orthodoxy.

Mitch McConnell

In remarks made at a secret Koch donor conference and leaked to The Nation, the Senate minority leader doubles down on obstructionism and crony capitalism.

Special issue cover

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

Zephyr Teachout

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

Mitch McConnell

At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills.

Blogs

One week after the president stated that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” his administration proposes to open up vast stretches of ocean in the Atlantic and Arctic to oil and gas drilling.

January 28, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

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

January 26, 2015

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Despite his moderate image during the campaign, Larry Hogan has transformed into a hardline conservative almost overnight.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

President Obama’s speech was a mixed bag for progressives on foreign policy.

January 21, 2015

On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, there’s little chance of reform in Congress. Outside the Beltway is another story.

January 21, 2015

The president’s request for a quick trade deal was met with silence.

January 21, 2015