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Noam Chomsky

The radical intellectual joined The Nation’s John Nichols to discuss the political debates that have motivated his life’s work.

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

It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.

An outline for social transformation in the United States, inspired by South Africa’s Freedom Charter.

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.

The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 

Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

Blogs

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the estate tax, a move that could cost the federal government nearly $270 billion over ten years. 

April 15, 2015

From the statehouse to the streets, a youth groundswell.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015