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Ed Morales on students striking in Puerto Rico, Greg Kaufmann on the right to rent, John Nichols on the real cost of war

Instead of an endless platform of policy ideas, progressives need to tell a shared narrative.

Jon Wiener on honoring Walter Moseley; John Nichols on Jim Hightower's populism

Maria Margaronis on a Nation intern's making good; Erin Schumaker on non-criminal deportations at ICE.

Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim discusses the Cloward-Piven strategy and how Glenn Beck believes it's behind America's imminent collapse.

John Nichols explains why he is excited about the possibilities for progressive reform to the healthcare bill.

Esther Kaplan on Massey Energy and mine safety; John Nichols on WikiLeaks and collateral murder

John Nichols on the public option, remixed; Frederick Deknatel on sanctioning Arab satellite providers; Clarissa A. Leon on resisting the Texas Board of Ed.

John Nichols on replacing Rangel on House Ways and Means; Mark Ames on presidential politics in Ukraine.

Stuart Klawans on radical filmmaker Leo Hurwitz; John Nichols on the primary fight for Blanche Lincoln's Senate seat.


Jonathan Capehart dares to ask, and too many on the left don’t want to hear about it.

March 20, 2015

The “party of ‘no’ ” has no agreement on what is yes.

November 11, 2014

California’s voters defied national trends.

November 5, 2014

Last night was not much more than a flailing, inchoate protest vote against the status quo.

November 5, 2014

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