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Tana Ganeva on the Homeless Bill Of Rights, Ryan Devereaux on an anti-stop-and-frisk ruling, Jessica Valenti on American rape culture.

Christie Thompson on the Wilmington Ten, Greg Mitchell on Al Jazeera America, Aura Bogado on Idle No More, John Nichols on Gerda Lerner

John Nichols on our unelected senators, Robert Dreyfuss on the Newtowns in Afghanistan, Natasja Sheriff on suicides in Tibet, Preston L. Schiller on Jane Holtz Kay

Lee Fang on the NRA’s real mission, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy the NRA, John Nichols on ALEC and guns, the editors on Josh Eidelson's Sidney Award

Allison Kilkenny on protesting the “fiscal cliff,” Liliana Segura on Ben Jealous and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, Liz Webster on a new Innocence Project for women, Robert Dreyfuss on the military’s targeting of Afghan kids, and the editors on a labor prize for John Nichols.

John Nichols on Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legacy, Steven Hsieh on human rights in Burma, Lucy McKeon on prosecuting stop-and-frisk protesters, Allison Kilkenny on Occupy’s Strike Debt movement

David Sarasohn on the Native American vote, Elisa Wouk Almino and Jeff Ernsthausen on the push for Puerto Rican statehood.

Allison Kilkenny on Occupy Sandy, Michael Tracey on voting after the hurricane, Betsy Reed on New Hampshire's Maggie Hassan, Sasha Abramsky on the end of “three strikes” in California

Jessica Valenti on ending rape illiteracy, Christie Thompson on the ACLU’s lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, Rosamund Hunter on Russell Means, Lucy McKeon on Fisher v. Texas

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Paul Wellstone ten years later, Allison Kilkenny on Obama and Romney's silence on the housing crisis, John Nichols on Clear Channel’s voter intimidation billboards and Elisa Wouk Almino on Brazil’s prison problem

Blogs

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Don’t despair that a stalwart New Deal liberal is retiring; celebrate the arrival of a new generation of populist movements and the ascendant wing of the Democratic Party.

September 24, 2014

An embattled senator focused on increasing participation—especially by voters worried about austerity cuts—and won.

June 25, 2014

Following the Supreme Court’s decision gutting the VRA, we’re seeing the greatest attack on voting rights since Reconstruction.

June 24, 2014

The Nation’s editor celebrated the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act in a roundtable on ABC’s This Week.

February 18, 2014

Like Sisyphus, each generation of Democrats is forced to prove to pundits that finally, this time, they've really truly nominated a “moderate.” They’re always doomed to futility.

October 2, 2013

Are the people who predict catastrophies and disasters—and are dissenters in the press—marginalized, even after they predict outcomes?

June 4, 2013

Our sticky, rickety ability to govern forces us to incessantly choose policy choices from the bad/dumb end of the solution continuum.

December 13, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012