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Marine Le Pen

For the first time in recorded history, the ultra-right-wing National Front came first in a national election.

China environment

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

Petro Poroshenko

Polls show Petro Poroshenko ahead of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Sunday’s election.

Narendra Modi

Members of Modi's Bharitaya Janata Party have demonstrated their power to oppresss Muslims, wade into censorship and police the arts.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Mexico protests

Enrique Peña Nieto is using violence and repression to dismantle his country’s progressive legacy.

Greenhouse gases

Think of climate change as a WMD on a particularly long fuse, already lit and there for any of us to see.

Narendra Modi

The Hindu nationalist ran on a platform of “good governance.” What will happen now that he’s won?

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Blogs

The International Center for Photography has published, with Steidl, a valuable 248-page book about its current exhibit "Hiroshima Ground Zero 1945."

August 17, 2011

If the great Hiroshima novel remains unwritten, a number of major poets have written brilliantly on nuclear concerns.

August 16, 2011

If there are any serious novels exploring the decision to drop the Bomb, or the Enola Gay's mission to Hiroshima, no bibliographer has yet uncovered them.

August 15, 2011

Isn’t one war-crazed governor from Texas enough for this century?

August 15, 2011

Dennis Blair opposes drones, but stays mum on victims.

August 15, 2011

The five photographs that broke the long media blackout on graphic images from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 12, 2011

This week, I argue for bold action on jobs. We’re in Ames, Iowa for Saturday’s straw poll. Newly appointed MSNBC host Chris Hayes pens his final column as DC editor. And the New York Times cites The Nation's investigation in Somalia.

August 12, 2011

While no American president has ever visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki while in office, Barack Obama has taken the surprising step of at least expressing a desire to go to the two cities.

August 10, 2011

A new study says colleges are unprepared to educate the more than one million veterans expected to enter institutions of higher learning in the next decade. 

August 9, 2011

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011